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
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
Art is born of humiliation.
He was my North, my South, my East and West.
Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences...
It takes little talent to see what lies under one's nose, a good deal to...
The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money,...
I know nothing, except what everyone knows if there when Graces dances, I should dance.
Let mortals beware of words For with words we lie Can speak peace When we...
My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
Now is the age of anxiety.
Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they...
Sob, heavy world Sob as you spin, Mantled in mist Remote from the happy.
A poet can write about a man slaying a dragon, but not about a man...
All that we are not stares back at what we are.
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own...
It's frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America. Just a drink too...
For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave...