"Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry on the other hand, poetry sinks and swoons under a moderate weight of prose."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Walter Savage Landor on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Walter Savage Landor 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."Walter Savage Landor on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Walter Savage Landor on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Walter Savage Landor on Robert Frost
"Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age."
"The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love."
"Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven."
"Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature."
"We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier."
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