"Poetry is a sort of homecoming."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Paul Celan on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Paul Celan 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."Paul Celan on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Paul Celan on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Paul Celan on Robert Frost
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