Art is born of humiliation.
Quote by W H Auden
W H Auden Quotes
You owe it to us all to get on with what you're good at.
It takes little talent to see what lies under one's nose, a good deal to...
To save your world you asked this man to die; would this man, could he...
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me
A false enchantment can all too easily last a lifetime.
We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are...
Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to...
Even the dreadful martyrdom must run its course Anyhow in a corner, some untidy spot...
I don't get acting jobs because of my looks.
Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession
He was my North, my South, my East and West.
You must go to bed with friends or whores, where money makes up the difference...
My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain.
It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more...
Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
A poet can write about a man slaying a dragon, but not about a man...
When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate...
Sob, heavy world Sob as you spin, Mantled in mist Remote from the happy.
When I am in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who...