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
If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera, I'd pay for riding lessons...
A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.
I know nothing, except what everyone knows if there when Graces dances, I should dance.
In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be...
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own...
Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell.
Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences...
No hero is mortal till he dies.
Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho...
Sob, heavy world Sob as you spin, Mantled in mist Remote from the happy.
Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so...
Now is the age of anxiety.
We all have these places where shy humiliations gambol on sunny afternoons.
One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell.
Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his...
Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason...
Murder is not the crime of criminals, but that of law-abiding citizens.
People think we had a love-hate relationship. Well, I did not love him, nor did...