"Women who are inclined to write poetry at all are inspired by being mad at something."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Amy Clampitt on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Amy Clampitt 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."Amy Clampitt on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Amy Clampitt on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Amy Clampitt on Robert Frost