Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
Quote by W H Auden
No hero is mortal till he dies.
When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate...
The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind.
My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain.
It takes little talent to see what lies under one's nose, a good deal to...
You know there are no secrets in America. It's quite different in England, where people...
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say
Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera, I'd pay for riding lessons...
Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead.
A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them....
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
Art is born of humiliation.
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
God bless the USA, so large, so friendly, and so rich.
In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be...
Sob, heavy world Sob as you spin, Mantled in mist Remote from the happy.
To save your world you asked this man to die; would this man, could he...
Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his...