The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age.
Quote by W H Auden
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.
We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are...
Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell.
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own...
Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.
A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.
In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be...
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.
It's frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America. Just a drink too...
I sit in one of the dives On Fifty-Second Street Uncertain and afraid As the...
History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology...
No poet or novelist wishes he were the only one who ever lived, but most...
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it...
The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have...
All that we are not stares back at what we are.
The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind.
A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them....
God bless the USA, so large, so friendly, and so rich.