"One can't write for all readers. A poet cannot write for people who don't like poetry."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Nathalie Sarraute on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Nathalie Sarraute 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."Nathalie Sarraute on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Nathalie Sarraute on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Nathalie Sarraute on Robert Frost
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