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H. Auden Quotes

41 H. Auden quotes:

"If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me"
Author: Auden Quotes Category: Affection 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
"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
"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
"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."
"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 professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep"
Author: Auden Quotes Category: Funny Quotes
"Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do."
Author: Auden Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say"
Author: Auden Quotes Category: Health Quotes
"Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return."
Author: Auden Quotes Category: Patience Quotes
"I cannot accept the doctrine that in poetry there is a ''suspension of belief.'' A poet must never make a statement simply because it is sounds poetically exciting; he must also believe it to be true."
Author: Auden Quotes Category: Poet Quotes
"Poetry makes nothing happen. It survives in the valley of its saying."
"Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about."
"The stars are dead; the animals will not look:/ We are left alone with our day, and the time is short and / History to the defeated / May say Alas but cannot help or pardon."
Author: Auden Quotes Category: Animals Quotes
"One cannot review a bad book without showing off."

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