Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
If you will tell me why the fen appears impassable, I then will tell you why I think that I can cross it if I try.
My father used to say superior people never make long visits.
We are suffering from too much sarcasm.
As contagion of sickness makes sickness, contagion of trust can make trust.
If technique is of no interest to a writer, I doubt that the writer is an artist.
In a poem the excitement has to maintain itself. I am governed by the pull of the sentence as the pull of a fabric is governed by gravity.
Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others.
You’re not free until you’ve been made captive by supreme belief.