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
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among...
You must go to bed with friends or whores, where money makes up the difference...
I'll love you, dear, I'll love you till China and Africa meet and the river...
Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to...
We all have these places where shy humiliations gambol on sunny afternoons.
You owe it to us all to get on with what you're good at.
Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out...
I know nothing, except what everyone knows if there when Graces dances, I should dance.
All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.
Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual...
Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so...
Now is the age of anxiety.
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it...
Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
The word 'Intellectual' suggests straight away - A man who's untrue to his wife
To save your world you asked this man to die; would this man, could he...
A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep.
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.
I don't get acting jobs because of my looks.