"Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say."
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."W. H. Auden on Buddha
"The wish for healing has always been half of health."W. H. Auden on Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."W. H. Auden on Tom Stoppard
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."W. H. Auden on John Muir
"'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes."W. H. Auden on Henry David Thoreau
"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."