"It's 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."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."W. H. Auden on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."W. H. Auden on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."W. H. Auden on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."W. H. Auden on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."W. H. Auden on Mark Twain
"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."