"You don't make a poem with ideas, but with words."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Stephane Mallarme on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Stephane Mallarme 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."Stephane Mallarme on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Stephane Mallarme on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Stephane Mallarme on Robert Frost
"Dreams have as much influence as actions."
"The flesh, alas, is sad, and I have read all the books."
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