"Most people can't tell now who wrote what. I like that blurring of identities within the band. because it becomes a unified thing that can't be related to other forms of historical poetry."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Thurston Moore on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Thurston Moore 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."Thurston Moore on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Thurston Moore on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Thurston Moore on Robert Frost
"I certainly don't sit around in the morning making pancakes listening to Whitehouse or anything."
"I was surrounded by nature and trying to come to terms with this blissful nature versus the inhumane mentality of war. People were being deluded by someone using the word peace."
"Buddhism has become a socially recognized religious philosophy for Americans, whereas it used to be considered an exotic religion."
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