It takes little talent to see what lies under one's nose, a good deal to know in what direction to point that organ.
Quote by W H Auden
The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have...
Sob, heavy world Sob as you spin, Mantled in mist Remote from the happy.
We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are...
We all have these places where shy humiliations gambol on sunny afternoons.
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.
Now is the age of anxiety.
I sit in one of the dives On Fifty-Second Street Uncertain and afraid As the...
Let mortals beware of words For with words we lie Can speak peace When we...
Men make the mistake of thinking that because women can't see the sense in violence,...
He was my North, my South, my East and West.
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.
Let us honor if we can the vertical man, though we value none but the...
The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order...
The belief that politics can be scientific must inevitably produce tyrannies. Politics cannot be a...
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among...
We are not commanded (or forbidden) to love our mates, our children, our friends, our...
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
It's frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America. Just a drink too...
A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.
God bless the USA, so large, so friendly, and so rich.