A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.
Quote by W H Auden
W H Auden Quotes
Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of...
All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.
What people don't realize is that intimacy has its conventions as well as ordinary social...
Now is the age of anxiety.
The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind.
We all have these places where shy humiliations gambol on sunny afternoons.
The word 'Intellectual' suggests straight away - A man who's untrue to his wife
History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology...
Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell.
In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.
It takes little talent to see what lies under one's nose, a good deal to...
The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money,...
Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his...
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me
A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep.
God bless the USA, so large, so friendly, and so rich.
Good can imagine Evil; but Evil cannot imagine Good.
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.
Hemingway is terribly limited. His technique is good for short stories, for people who meet...