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
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own...
Good can imagine Evil; but Evil cannot imagine Good.
We must love one another or die.
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among...
One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell.
It's frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America. Just a drink too...
It takes little talent to see what lies under one's nose, a good deal to...
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I don't get acting jobs because of my looks.
Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell.
A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.
Now is the age of anxiety.
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No hero is immortal till he dies
Men will pay large sums to whores for telling them they are not bores.
The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have...
May it not be that, just as we have to have faith in Him, God...
Even the dreadful martyrdom must run its course Anyhow in a corner, some untidy spot...
A dog with two homes is never any good
The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself...