The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order that I may love myself is very different from the image which I try to create in the minds of others in order that they…
Quote by W H Auden
Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as...
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to...
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it...
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.
Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so...
Good can imagine Evil; but Evil cannot imagine Good.
Hemingway is terribly limited. His technique is good for short stories, for people who meet...
In a world of prayer, we are all equal in the sense that each of...
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them....
Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of...
Art is born of humiliation.
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.
We all have these places where shy humiliations gambol on sunny afternoons.
Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.