Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.
Quote by W H Auden
W H Auden Quotes
One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell.
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say
No hero is mortal till he dies.
He was my North, my South, my East and West.
It takes little talent to see what lies under one's nose, a good deal to...
The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money,...
A false enchantment can all too easily last a lifetime.
Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho...
No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are...
All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one...
Healing, Papa would tell me, is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing...
Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
No human being is innocent, but there is a class of innocent human actions called...
I know nothing, except what everyone knows if there when Graces dances, I should dance.
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it...
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate...
Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is...