Let us honor if we can the vertical man, though we value none but the horizontal one
Quote by W H Auden
You owe it to us all to get on with what you're good at.
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say
Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his...
Sob, heavy world Sob as you spin, Mantled in mist Remote from the happy.
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it...
The word 'Intellectual' suggests straight away - A man who's untrue to his wife
Men make the mistake of thinking that because women can't see the sense in violence,...
If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera, I'd pay for riding lessons...
Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so...
Men will pay large sums to whores for telling them they are not bores.
A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.
He was my North, my South, my East and West.
Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they...
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me
I don't get acting jobs because of my looks.
I sit in one of the dives On Fifty-Second Street Uncertain and afraid As the...
No hero is immortal till he dies
Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead.
When I am in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who...
Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho...