"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."
"You can't stop loving or wanting to love because when its right it's the best thing in the world. When you're in a relationship and its good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete."W. H. Auden on Keith Sweat
"Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul."W. H. Auden on Mahatma Gandhi
"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives."W. H. Auden on Euripides
"Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods."W. H. Auden on Denis Waitley
"You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity."W. H. Auden on Epicurus
"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."