Men will pay large sums to whores for telling them they are not bores.
Quote by W H Auden
W. H. Auden Quotes
It takes little talent to see what lies under one's nose, a good deal to...
Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession.
It's frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America. Just a drink too...
Good can imagine Evil; but Evil cannot imagine Good.
The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order...
A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.
My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain.
Let mortals beware of words For with words we lie Can speak peace When we...
A poet can write about a man slaying a dragon, but not about a man...
I know nothing, except what everyone knows if there when Graces dances, I should dance.
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among...
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
No hero is immortal till he dies
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.
Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own...
Healing, Papa would tell me, is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing...
It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more...
Art is born of humiliation.