Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
Quote by W H Auden
W H Auden Quotes
Let us honor if we can the vertical man, though we value none but the...
In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.
Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead.
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.
Healing, Papa would tell me, is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing...
All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.
When the Sex War ended with the slaughter of the Grandmothers, / They found a...
The word 'Intellectual' suggests straight away - A man who's untrue to his wife
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among...
Sob, heavy world Sob as you spin, Mantled in mist Remote from the happy.
You owe it to us all to get on with what you're good at.
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
When I am in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who...
Good can imagine Evil; but Evil cannot imagine Good.
Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so...
Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more...
Men will pay large sums to whores for telling them they are not bores.
Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual...
We all have these places where shy humiliations gambol on sunny afternoons.