It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.
Quote by W H Auden
W H Auden Quotes
Healing, Papa would tell me, is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing...
What people don't realize is that intimacy has its conventions as well as ordinary social...
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are...
Now is the age of anxiety.
Art is born of humiliation.
I'll love you, dear, I'll love you till China and Africa meet and the river...
Sob, heavy world Sob as you spin, Mantled in mist Remote from the happy.
Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.
One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell.
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has...
Let us honor if we can the vertical man, though we value none but the...
A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.
You must go to bed with friends or whores, where money makes up the difference...
A false enchantment can all too easily last a lifetime.
Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
The word 'Intellectual' suggests straight away - A man who's untrue to his wife
Men become much more attractive when they start looking older. But it doesn't do much...
Brigands demand your money or your life; women require both
A relationship shouldnt ruin a friendship, but a friendship shouldnt ruin a relationship either.