"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Albert Einstein on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Albert Einstein 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."Albert Einstein on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Albert Einstein on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Albert Einstein on Robert Frost
"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."
"Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."
"Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age."
"Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."