Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead.
Quote by W H Auden
W H Auden Quotes
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.
He was my North, my South, my East and West.
Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out...
The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order...
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences...
The word 'Intellectual' suggests straight away - A man who's untrue to his wife
Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession
I don't get acting jobs because of my looks.
Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho...
Art is born of humiliation.
It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more...
Now is the age of anxiety.
A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.
The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind.
In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be...
The belief that politics can be scientific must inevitably produce tyrannies. Politics cannot be a...
As long as I don't write about the government, religion, politics, and other institutions, I...
One of the things being in politics has taught me is that men are not...