Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return.
Quote by W H Auden
W H Auden Quotes
Now is the age of anxiety.
In a world of prayer, we are all equal in the sense that each of...
I know nothing, except what everyone knows if there when Graces dances, I should dance.
May it not be that, just as we have to have faith in Him, God...
My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain.
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession
Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of...
Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual...
The belief that politics can be scientific must inevitably produce tyrannies. Politics cannot be a...
If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera, I'd pay for riding lessons...
What people don't realize is that intimacy has its conventions as well as ordinary social...
In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so...
Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell.
Men will pay large sums to whores for telling them they are not bores.
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it...
Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of...
Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
Like carnivores to carnal pleasures As are we to desperate measures.