Good can imagine Evil; but Evil cannot imagine Good.
Quote by W H Auden
W H Auden Quotes
If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera, I'd pay for riding lessons...
All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one...
You must go to bed with friends or whores, where money makes up the difference...
A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep.
It takes little talent to see what lies under one's nose, a good deal to...
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
What people don't realize is that intimacy has its conventions as well as ordinary social...
Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out...
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
I know nothing, except what everyone knows if there when Graces dances, I should dance.
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among...
A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
No human being is innocent, but there is a class of innocent human actions called...
Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology...
We must love one another or die.
No hero is immortal till he dies
How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?
Find out what your hero or heroine wants, and when he or she wakes up...