Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
Quote by W H Auden
It's frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America. Just a drink too...
Let mortals beware of words For with words we lie Can speak peace When we...
In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be...
Art is born of humiliation.
Good can imagine Evil; but Evil cannot imagine Good.
When the Sex War ended with the slaughter of the Grandmothers, / They found a...
To save your world you asked this man to die; would this man, could he...
In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.
Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell.
It takes little talent to see what lies under one's nose, a good deal to...
My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain.
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it...
All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.
He was my North, my South, my East and West.
All that we are not stares back at what we are.
You know there are no secrets in America. It's quite different in England, where people...
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...