A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.
Quote by W H Auden
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has...
To save your world you asked this man to die; would this man, could he...
Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession.
You know there are no secrets in America. It's quite different in England, where people...
No hero is mortal till he dies.
Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual...
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.
Let us honor if we can the vertical man, though we value none but the...
You owe it to us all to get on with what you're good at.
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
The word 'Intellectual' suggests straight away - A man who's untrue to his wife
Men will pay large sums to whores for telling them they are not bores.
The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order...
Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to...
Good can imagine Evil; but Evil cannot imagine Good.
May it not be that, just as we have to have faith in Him, God...
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it...
A man that has a taste of music, painting, or architecture, is like one that...
The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,...
We [poets] set men free from their desires.