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W. H. Auden

Top 10 W. H. Auden Quotes,  English
Total Quotes : 26
Death Sound Distant

Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.

- W. H. Auden

Love Valentine's Day Over

I'll love you, dear, I'll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street.

- W. H. Auden

Love Poetry Before

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.

- W. H. Auden

Bed Always Shares

Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.

- W. H. Auden

Love Admire Like

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.

- W. H. Auden

Relationship Almost All

Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods.

- W. H. Auden

Office Very Anything Else

A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them. Even a rich man thinks he has to go down to the office everyday. Not because he likes it but because he can't think of anything else to do.

- W. H. Auden

Teacher Sleep Professor

A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep.

- W. H. Auden

Addiction Addictive Tend

All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.

- W. H. Auden

Cardinal We Cannot Out

Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return.

- W. H. Auden

Study Strictly Speaking

History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.

- W. H. Auden

Good Get Owe

You owe it to all of us all get on with what you're good at.

- W. H. Auden

Love Loving Equal

If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.

- W. H. Auden

Gun Opera Away

If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera, I'd pay for riding lessons and take his gun away.

- W. H. Auden

Which Consumed Offers

What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.

- W. H. Auden

Funny Help Here

We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know.

- W. H. Auden

Happiness Joy Times

In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.

- W. H. Auden

Dreams Learn Your

Learn from your dreams what you lack.

- W. H. Auden

Happen Still Apt

The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age.

- W. H. Auden

Book Read Reads

A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.

- W. H. Auden