We are here on Earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don't know.
Quote by W H Auden
W H Auden Quotes
The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order...
When I am in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who...
God bless the USA, so large, so friendly, and so rich.
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind.
We all have these places where shy humiliations gambol on sunny afternoons.
Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
You must go to bed with friends or whores, where money makes up the difference...
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it...
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.
History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology...
We must love one another or die.
In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be...
Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.
All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one...
Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of...
The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have...
Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.
We become strong, I feel, when we have no friends upon whom to lean, or...