Let mortals beware of words For with words we lie Can speak peace When we mean war But song is true Let music for peace Be the paradigm For peace means change At the right time
Quote by W H Auden
W H Auden Quotes
The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order...
Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
You must go to bed with friends or whores, where money makes up the difference...
A poet can write about a man slaying a dragon, but not about a man...
I'll love you, dear, I'll love you till China and Africa meet and the river...
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
Sob, heavy world Sob as you spin, Mantled in mist Remote from the happy.
Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they...
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has...
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.
A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them....
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me
I know nothing, except what everyone knows if there when Graces dances, I should dance.
The belief that politics can be scientific must inevitably produce tyrannies. Politics cannot be a...
You know there are no secrets in America. It's quite different in England, where people...
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.
In a world of prayer, we are all equal in the sense that each of...
Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell.
Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.
One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell.