Friday, May 25, 2007

Quotes Meme

Tagged by Nick.

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these.
--T.S. Eliot

A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
--Wallace Stevens

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.
--Jean Cocteau

No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.


Nick said...

Nice quartet of quotes, Suzanne.

sam of the ten thousand things said...

I like all these quotations - especially the Dickinson.

Stuart Greenhouse said...

Am I wrong in recollecting that the Dickinson quote was, in fact, uttered by TS Eliot?

Suzanne said...

You're right. Shoot. I liked it more when it was attributed to Dickinson. ;-)