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
My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain.
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.
All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.
The word 'Intellectual' suggests straight away - A man who's untrue to his wife
Let us honor if we can the vertical man, though we value none but the...
The belief that politics can be scientific must inevitably produce tyrannies. Politics cannot be a...
A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.
We are here on Earth to do good to others. What the others are here...
No hero is mortal till he dies.
Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell.
Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.
Good can imagine Evil; but Evil cannot imagine Good.
Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his...
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.
In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be...
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has...
Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho...
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.