Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
Quote by W H Auden
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me
No hero is immortal till he dies
Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out...
May it not be that, just as we have to have faith in Him, God...
Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead.
A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep.
A false enchantment can all too easily last a lifetime.
You know there are no secrets in America. It's quite different in England, where people...
All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one...
God bless the USA, so large, so friendly, and so rich.
The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order...
Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is...
You must go to bed with friends or whores, where money makes up the difference...
Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his...
Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession.
We all have these places where shy humiliations gambol on sunny afternoons.
Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so...
Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
We are here on Earth to do good to others. What the others are here...