A Real Book Is Not One That We Read, But One That Reads Us. -- W.
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.
-- W. H. Auden
When one has great gifts, what answer to the meaning of existence should one require beyond the right to exercise them?
-- W. H. Aude...
There are two kinds of books: those that no one reads and those that no one ought to read.
-- H. L. Mencke...
We are here on earth to do good for others. What the others are here for, I don't know.
-- W. H. Auden....
A poet's hope: to be, like some valley cheese, local, but prized elsewhere. -- 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_...
No opera plot can be sensible, for in sensible situations people do not sing. --W H Aude
We must love one another or die. -- W.H. Auden -- September 1, 1939
A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep. AUDEN