Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
Quote by W H Auden
In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be...
Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual...
Let mortals beware of words For with words we lie Can speak peace When we...
Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is...
The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money,...
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
We must love one another or die.
The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind.
The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order...
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among...
History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology...
When I am in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who...
A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep.
All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
No hero is immortal till he dies
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.
All that we are not stares back at what we are.
A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them....