"Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Alfred de Musset on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Alfred de Musset 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."Alfred de Musset on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Alfred de Musset on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Alfred de Musset on Robert Frost
"There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow."
"One must not trifle with love."