"The higher Greek poetry did not make up fictitious plots its business was to express the heroic saga, the myths."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Gilbert Murray on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Gilbert Murray 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."Gilbert Murray on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Gilbert Murray on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Gilbert Murray on Robert Frost
"The life and liberty and property and happiness of the common man throughout the world are at the absolute mercy of a few persons whom he has never seen, involved in complicated quarrels that he has never heard of."
"The fashions of the ages vary in this direction and that, but they vary for the most part from a central road which was struck out by the imagination of Greece."
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