"I'm not an academic, but I've always loved poetry since I've been small."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Naveen Andrews on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Naveen Andrews 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."Naveen Andrews on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Naveen Andrews on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Naveen Andrews on Robert Frost
"I was always in trouble from an early age. I had a fraught relationship with my parents, who were very traditional. Doing plays at school was a joyous release."
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