When One Has Great Gifts, What Answer To The Meaning Of Existence Should One Require Beyond The Right To Exercise Them?
When one has great gifts, what answer to the meaning of existence
should one require beyond the right to exercise them?
-- W. H. Auden
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us. -- W. H. Aude
We are here on earth to do good for others. What the others are here for, I don't know.
-- W. H. Auden....
At the heart of liberty is the right to define one's own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.
-- Justice Anthony Kennedy...
No poet or novelist wishes he was the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish they were the only one alive, and quite a number fondly believe their wish has been granted.
-- W.H. Auden, "The Dyer's Hand...
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
One who puts into one's art what one has not been capable of putting into one's existence.
It is because he was unhappy that God created the world. -- Henri de Montheria...