No poet or novelist wishes he were the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish they were the only one alive, and quite a number fondly believe their wish has been granted.
Quote by W H Auden
W. H. Auden Quotes
I sit in one of the dives On Fifty-Second Street Uncertain and afraid As the...
The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind.
It takes little talent to see what lies under one's nose, a good deal to...
Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.
No hero is immortal till he dies
We must love one another or die.
I know nothing, except what everyone knows if there when Graces dances, I should dance.
It's frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America. Just a drink too...
You must go to bed with friends or whores, where money makes up the difference...
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
No hero is mortal till he dies.
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.
One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell.
A false enchantment can all too easily last a lifetime.
Healing, Papa would tell me, is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing...
The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order...
Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual...
Hemingway is terribly limited. His technique is good for short stories, for people who meet...
It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more...