Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say
Quote by W H Auden
Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so...
Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead.
Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out...
You owe it to us all to get on with what you're good at.
A false enchantment can all too easily last a lifetime.
One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell.
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is...
Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
Healing, Papa would tell me, is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing...
All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one...
Hemingway is terribly limited. His technique is good for short stories, for people who meet...
To save your world you asked this man to die; would this man, could he...
I'll love you, dear, I'll love you till China and Africa meet and the river...
Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession
My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain.
We are here on Earth to do good to others. What the others are here...
Art is born of humiliation.
We all have these places where shy humiliations gambol on sunny afternoons.
Let mortals beware of words For with words we lie Can speak peace When we...