What people don't realize is that intimacy has its conventions as well as ordinary social intercourse. There are three cardinal rules -- don't take somebody else's boyfriend unless you've been specifically invited to do so, don't take a drink without…
Quote by W H Auden
In a world of prayer, we are all equal in the sense that each of...
The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have...
Now is the age of anxiety.
One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell.
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own...
Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
God bless the USA, so large, so friendly, and so rich.
Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho...
He was my North, my South, my East and West.
Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his...
Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
The word 'Intellectual' suggests straight away - A man who's untrue to his wife
Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences...
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
Drama is based on the Mistake. I think someone is my friend when he really...
When I am in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who...
The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind.
A poet can write about a man slaying a dragon, but not about a man...
In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.