The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
Quote by W H Auden
W H Auden Quotes
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own...
No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are...
The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order...
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has...
We must love one another or die.
No hero is mortal till he dies.
Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell.
In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be...
We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are...
Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
Let mortals beware of words For with words we lie Can speak peace When we...
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
No hero is immortal till he dies
It's frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America. Just a drink too...
Art is born of humiliation.
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.
A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.