History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.
Quote by W H Auden
Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
When I am in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who...
Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out...
Good can imagine Evil; but Evil cannot imagine Good.
It takes little talent to see what lies under one's nose, a good deal to...
Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell.
You must go to bed with friends or whores, where money makes up the difference...
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...
A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep.
A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them....
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it...
In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.
Now is the age of anxiety.
Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are...
I know nothing, except what everyone knows if there when Graces dances, I should dance.
Dancing is a sweat job.
When you're dancing, you're dancing for people to see.
Beauty is grace and confidence. I've learned to accept and appreciate what nature gave me.
In heaven I yearn for knowledge, account all else inanity; On earth I confess an...