"All good poetry is forged slowly and patiently, link by link, with sweat and blood and tears."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Alfred Douglas on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Alfred Douglas 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 Douglas on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Alfred Douglas on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Alfred Douglas on Robert Frost