A Poet's Hope: To Be, Like Some Valley Cheese, Local, But Prized Elsewhere. -- W.
A poet's hope: to be,
like some valley cheese,
local, but prized elsewhere.
-- W. H. Auden
In those whom I like, I can find no common denominato
in those whom I love I can: they all make me laugh. -- W. H. Auden (1907-1973) - American poe...
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us. -- W. H. Aude
The high-water mark, so to speak, of Socialist literature is W.
H. Auden, a sort of gutless Kipling. -- George Orwell...
Those who will not reason, perish in the act. Those who will not act, perish for that reason.
-- W. H. Auden, _Shorts_...
We are here on earth to do good for others. What the others are here for, I don't know.
-- W. H. Auden....
No opera plot can be sensible, for in sensible situations people do not sing. --W H Aude
When one has great gifts, what answer to the meaning of existence should one require beyond the right to exercise them?
-- W. H. Aude...
Would you like some cheese with your whine?
To save your world you asked this man to die; Would this man, could he see you now, ask why?
-- W. H. Auden (1907-1973), Epitaph for an Unknown Soldie...