In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be unfaithful to him as often as they like, but he must never, never be unfaithful to them.
Quote by W H Auden
W H Auden Quotes
Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so...
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell.
Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to...
Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.
Even the dreadful martyrdom must run its course Anyhow in a corner, some untidy spot...
Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead.
I don't get acting jobs because of my looks.
I sit in one of the dives On Fifty-Second Street Uncertain and afraid As the...
Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession
Let us honor if we can the vertical man, though we value none but the...
Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his...
I know nothing, except what everyone knows if there when Graces dances, I should dance.
Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession.
Now is the age of anxiety.
Healing, Papa would tell me, is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing...
Men make the mistake of thinking that because women can't see the sense in violence,...
The man is not of the woman, but the woman of the man; neither was...
How do you write women so well? I think of a man and I take...