H. Auden Quotes

41 H. Auden quotes:

"Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be."
"The true men of action in our time, those who transform the world, are not the politicians and statesmen, but the scientists. Unfortunately, poetry cannot celebrate them, because their deeds are concerned with things, not persons. . ."
Author: Auden Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me"
Author: Auden Quotes Category: Affection Quotes
"Now is the age of anxiety."
"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."
Author: Auden Quotes Category: America Quotes
"A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish."
Author: Auden Quotes Category: Dreams Quotes
"A doctor, like anyone else who has to deal with human beings, each of them unique, cannot be a scientist; he is either, like the surgeon, a craftsman, or, like the physician and the psychologist, an artist. This means that in order to be a good doctor a man must also have a good character, that is to say, whatever weaknesses and foibles he may have, he must love his fellow human beings in the concrete and desire their good before his own."
Author: Auden Quotes Category: Doctors Quotes
"Poor Poe! At first so forgotten that his grave went without a tomb-stone twenty-six years. . . today in danger of becoming the life study of a few professors."
Author: Auden Quotes Category: Danger Quotes
"It's a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it"
Author: Auden Quotes Category: Culture Quotes
"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."
Author: Auden Quotes Category: English Poet Quotes
"If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera, I'd pay for riding lessons and take his gun away."
Author: Auden Quotes Category: English Poet Quotes Opera Quotes
"It takes little talent to see what lies under one's nose, a good deal to know in what direction to point that organ."
Author: Auden Quotes Category: English Poet Quotes
"In a world of prayer, we are all equal in the sense that each of us is a unique person, with a unique perspective on the world, a member of a class of one."
"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."
Author: Auden Quotes Category: English Poet Quotes
"Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is the easiest for a journalist."
Author: Auden Quotes Category: English Poet Quotes
"For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?"
Author: Auden Quotes Category: English Poet Quotes
"A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects."
Author: Auden Quotes Category: English Poet Quotes
"Thousands have lived without love, not one without water."
Author: Auden Quotes Category: English Poet Quotes
"Music is the best means we have of digesting time."
Author: Auden Quotes Category: English Poet Quotes
"In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag."

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