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
Now is the age of anxiety.
Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell.
Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual...
It's frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America. Just a drink too...
We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are...
Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences...
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession.
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.
I don't get acting jobs because of my looks.
Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho...
No poet or novelist wishes he were the only one who ever lived, but most...
Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.
I know nothing, except what everyone knows if there when Graces dances, I should dance.
When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate...
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it...
Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
I am the same person I was before receiving the Nobel Prize. I work with...
John Travolta said he sometimes lets his friends take control of his airplane even though...