A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
Quote by W H Auden
W H Auden Quotes
The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money,...
All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.
When the Sex War ended with the slaughter of the Grandmothers, / They found a...
No human being is innocent, but there is a class of innocent human actions called...
Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
I know nothing, except what everyone knows if there when Graces dances, I should dance.
Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of...
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it...
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among...
Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
Hemingway is terribly limited. His technique is good for short stories, for people who meet...
One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell.
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me
I don't get acting jobs because of my looks.
We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are...
Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is...
A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep.