In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.
Quote by W H Auden
W H Auden Quotes
If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera, I'd pay for riding lessons...
Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell.
May it not be that, just as we have to have faith in Him, God...
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
No hero is mortal till he dies.
My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain.
Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead.
Men will pay large sums to whores for telling them they are not bores.
In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be...
What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to...
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more...
Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is...
No human being is innocent, but there is a class of innocent human actions called...
I sit in one of the dives On Fifty-Second Street Uncertain and afraid As the...
Art is born of humiliation.
You owe it to us all to get on with what you're good at.
One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell.
You know there are no secrets in America. It's quite different in England, where people...
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.