We all have these places where shy humiliations gambol on sunny afternoons.
Quote by W H Auden
W H Auden Quotes
The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind.
He was my North, my South, my East and West.
Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as...
Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead.
All that we are not stares back at what we are.
Healing, Papa would tell me, is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing...
Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession
What people don't realize is that intimacy has its conventions as well as ordinary social...
You must go to bed with friends or whores, where money makes up the difference...
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
Men will pay large sums to whores for telling them they are not bores.
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
No human being is innocent, but there is a class of innocent human actions called...
You know there are no secrets in America. It's quite different in England, where people...
Men make the mistake of thinking that because women can't see the sense in violence,...
I know nothing, except what everyone knows if there when Graces dances, I should dance.
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it...
No hero is mortal till he dies.
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.
It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more...