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
God bless the USA, so large, so friendly, and so rich.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
He was my North, my South, my East and West.
When the Sex War ended with the slaughter of the Grandmothers, / They found a...
I know nothing, except what everyone knows if there when Graces dances, I should dance.
Art is born of humiliation.
We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are...
Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are...
In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be...
Now is the age of anxiety.
You know there are no secrets in America. It's quite different in England, where people...
A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them....
When I am in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who...
Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of...
My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain.
We are not commanded (or forbidden) to love our mates, our children, our friends, our...
There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference...
When love begins to sicken and decay it uses an enforced ceremony.
Now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.