"It all has to do with art - writing, painting, things I've done for a long time but just never had enough time to pursue. I have poetry - things that are designed for songs, but they're always poems first."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Jason Newsted on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Jason Newsted 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."Jason Newsted on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Jason Newsted on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Jason Newsted on Robert Frost
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