"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."
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."W. H. Auden on Lao Tzu
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."W. H. Auden on Oscar Wilde
"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is."W. H. Auden on Jim Morrison
"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."W. H. Auden on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."W. H. Auden on Bruce Lee
"Now is the age of anxiety."
"The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age."
"'Healing,' Papa would tell me, 'is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.'"
"It is 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."
"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."
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