Quote by W.H. Auden : “Without art we should have”

Without art, we should have no notion of the sacred; without science, we should always worship false gods. – W.H. Auden

Quote by W.H. Auden : “I am sure it is”

I am sure it is everyone’s experience, as it has been mine, that any discovery we make about ourselves or the meaning of life is never, like a scientific discovery, a coming upon something entirely new and unsuspected; it is rather, the coming to conscious recognition of something, which we really knew all the time […]

Quote by W.H. Auden : “The true men of action”

The true men of action in our time those who transform the world are not the politicians and statesmen but the scientists. Unfortunately poetry cannot celebrate them because their deeds are concerned with things, not persons, and are therefore speechless. When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate […]