"Poetry is the mother-tongue of the human race."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Johann Georg Hamann on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Johann Georg Hamann 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."Johann Georg Hamann on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Johann Georg Hamann on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Johann Georg Hamann on Robert Frost
"All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward."
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