You must go to bed with friends or whores, where money makes up the difference in beauty or desire.
Quote by W H Auden
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say
A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.
We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are...
We are not commanded (or forbidden) to love our mates, our children, our friends, our...
I sit in one of the dives On Fifty-Second Street Uncertain and afraid As the...
A false enchantment can all too easily last a lifetime.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
Let mortals beware of words For with words we lie Can speak peace When we...
No poet or novelist wishes he were the only one who ever lived, but most...
Sob, heavy world Sob as you spin, Mantled in mist Remote from the happy.
Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences...
Good can imagine Evil; but Evil cannot imagine Good.
I know nothing, except what everyone knows if there when Graces dances, I should dance.
The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order...
Healing, Papa would tell me, is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing...
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it...
Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession
When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate...
One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell.
The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind.