When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes.
Quote by W H Auden
W H Auden Quotes
All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one...
Now is the age of anxiety.
We must love one another or die.
History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology...
Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell.
Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
Sob, heavy world Sob as you spin, Mantled in mist Remote from the happy.
God bless the USA, so large, so friendly, and so rich.
Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession.
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it...
Men will pay large sums to whores for telling them they are not bores.
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are...
In a world of prayer, we are all equal in the sense that each of...
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
No hero is mortal till he dies.
Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they...
Editing should be, especially in the case of old writers, a counseling rather than a...
There is something else which has the power to awaken us to the truth. It...