"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."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."W. H. Auden on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."W. H. Auden on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."W. H. Auden on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."W. H. Auden on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."W. H. Auden on Robert Frost
"Now is the age of anxiety."
"'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."
"Art is born of humiliation."