If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera, I'd pay for riding lessons and take his gun away.
Quote by W H Auden
W H Auden Quotes
Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they...
No hero is mortal till he dies.
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.
A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep.
The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind.
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual...
He was my North, my South, my East and West.
You must go to bed with friends or whores, where money makes up the difference...
The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order...
A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.
One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell.
In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.
We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are...
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say
God bless the USA, so large, so friendly, and so rich.
No poet or novelist wishes he were the only one who ever lived, but most...
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them....
In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be...