"Lapped in poetry, wrapped in the picturesque, armed with logical sentences and inalienable words."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Anatole Broyard on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Anatole Broyard 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."Anatole Broyard on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Anatole Broyard on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Anatole Broyard on Robert Frost
"To be misunderstood can be the writer's punishment for having disturbed the reader's peace. The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding."
"We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars."