"Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is the easiest for a journalist."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."W. H. Auden on Buddha
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."W. H. Auden on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."W. H. Auden on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."W. H. Auden on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."W. H. Auden on Saint Augustine
"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."