Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.
Quote by W H Auden
No hero is immortal till he dies
Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to...
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.
Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession.
All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one...
Sob, heavy world Sob as you spin, Mantled in mist Remote from the happy.
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
No hero is mortal till he dies.
A poet can write about a man slaying a dragon, but not about a man...
When the Sex War ended with the slaughter of the Grandmothers, / They found a...
Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho...
Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
I know nothing, except what everyone knows if there when Graces dances, I should dance.
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say
Let mortals beware of words For with words we lie Can speak peace When we...
A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them....
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among...
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it...
Art is long, and Time is fleeting, And our hearts, though stout and brave, Still,...
Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other...
The sweetest music this side of heaven.
Judges, like the criminal classes, have their lighter moments