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
What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to...
God bless the USA, so large, so friendly, and so rich.
A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them....
May it not be that, just as we have to have faith in Him, God...
You know there are no secrets in America. It's quite different in England, where people...
The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind.
In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.
Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is...
Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession
Hemingway is terribly limited. His technique is good for short stories, for people who meet...
Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual...
I don't get acting jobs because of my looks.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
Art is born of humiliation.
Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho...
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has...
Men will pay large sums to whores for telling them they are not bores.
We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are...
Sob, heavy world Sob as you spin, Mantled in mist Remote from the happy.