W. H. Auden
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Acts of injustice done, Between the setting and the rising sun, In history lie like bones, each one.
False enchantment can last a lifetime.
Accurate scholarship can unearth the whole offence from luther untill noe that has driven a culture mad. From what occured at linz what huge imago made a psychopathic god. i and the public know what all schoolchildren learn those to whom evil is done do evil in return.
No opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.
Some books are undeservedly forgotten none are undeservedly remembered.
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.
When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes.
Desire, even in its wildest tantrums, can neither persuade me it is love nor stop me from wishing it were.
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can all of them make me laugh.
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.
I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry.
Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
This is at the heart of all good education, where the teacher asks students to think and engages them in encouraging dialogues, constantly checking for understanding and growth.
America needs jobs, smaller government, less spending and a president with the courage to offer more than yet another speech.
Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.
Spending $1 for a brand new house would feel very, very good. Spending $1,000 for a ham sandwich would feel very, very bad. Spending $19,000 for a small family car would feel, well, more or less right. But as with physical pain, fiscal pain can depend on the individual, and everyone has a different threshold.
And I loved Fats Waller. I love his instrumental abilities, his vocal abilities and his sense of humor.
Not since the steam engine has any invention disrupted business models like the Internet. Whole industries including music distribution, yellow-pages directories, landline telephones, and fax machines have been radically reordered by the digital revolution.
Obamacare has got everyone on edge. I mean, small business - men and women or big business are sitting out there saying we have no idea what this is going to cost, but we know it's going to cost us and cost us a lot.
In Scotland, the indication is that for the Westminster elections at least, Labour voters are satisfied with their government.