"Perhaps no person can be a poet, or can even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind."
"Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content."
"Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words."
"Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads."
"Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo."
"Science is for those who learn; poetry, for those who know."
"Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own."
"Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words."
"The poem is the point at which our strength gave out."
"Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash."