We all have these places where shy humiliations gambol on sunny afternoons.
Quote by W H Auden
W H Auden Quotes
Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.
The belief that politics can be scientific must inevitably produce tyrannies. Politics cannot be a...
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it...
What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to...
No hero is immortal till he dies
Art is born of humiliation.
No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are...
A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep.
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
In a world of prayer, we are all equal in the sense that each of...
You know there are no secrets in America. It's quite different in England, where people...
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they...
A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.
Now is the age of anxiety.
One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell.
Men make the mistake of thinking that because women can't see the sense in violence,...
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...
Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out...