You never know what motivates you.
Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Always desire to learn something useful.
If you've got a talent, protect it.
Never complain and never explain.
The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
It's always too early to quit.
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
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 emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.