Best Quotes by W. H. Auden (Top 10)

  1. Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.
  2. We would rather be ruined than changed. We would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the moment and let our illusions die.
  3. All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.
  4. We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know.
  5. Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
  6. Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
  7. 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.
  8. In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.
  9. Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
  10. The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar and is shocked by the unexpected; the eye, on the other hand, tends to be impatient, craves the novel and is bored by repetition.

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