I'll love you, dear, I'll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street.
Quote by W H Auden
W H Auden Quotes
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...
To save your world you asked this man to die; would this man, could he...
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among...
Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are...
A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.
History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology...
The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order...
My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain.
Let us honor if we can the vertical man, though we value none but the...
All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one...
It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more...
Sob, heavy world Sob as you spin, Mantled in mist Remote from the happy.
Even the dreadful martyrdom must run its course Anyhow in a corner, some untidy spot...
I know nothing, except what everyone knows if there when Graces dances, I should dance.
A false enchantment can all too easily last a lifetime.
Lack nothing: be merry.
Invite the man that loves thee to a feast, but let alone thine enemy
Security puts a premium on feebleness.