A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.
Quote by W H Auden
W H Auden Quotes
A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them....
Drama is based on the Mistake. I think someone is my friend when he really...
Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more...
He was my North, my South, my East and West.
Men will pay large sums to whores for telling them they are not bores.
I sit in one of the dives On Fifty-Second Street Uncertain and afraid As the...
All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.
No hero is mortal till he dies.
Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho...
A poet can write about a man slaying a dragon, but not about a man...
It's frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America. Just a drink too...
Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead.
The belief that politics can be scientific must inevitably produce tyrannies. Politics cannot be a...
No hero is immortal till he dies
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.
The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind.