"Poetry is the deification of reality."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Edith Sitwell on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Edith Sitwell on Oscar Wilde
"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."Edith Sitwell on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Edith Sitwell on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Edith Sitwell on Robert Frost
"I have taken this step because I want the discipline, the fire and the authority of the Church. I am hopelessly unworthy of it, but I hope to become worthy."
"I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it."
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