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
I know nothing, except what everyone knows if there when Graces dances, I should dance.
We must love one another or die.
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them....
When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate...
All that we are not stares back at what we are.
Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell.
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
Sob, heavy world Sob as you spin, Mantled in mist Remote from the happy.
Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead.
The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order...
No poet or novelist wishes he were the only one who ever lived, but most...
All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.
Art is born of humiliation.
We all have these places where shy humiliations gambol on sunny afternoons.
Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are...
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.
Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho...
When I am in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who...