"Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Antonin Artaud on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Antonin Artaud 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."Antonin Artaud on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Antonin Artaud on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Antonin Artaud on Robert Frost
"I myself spent nine years in an insane asylum and I never had the obsession of suicide, but I know that each conversation with a psychiatrist, every morning at the time of his visit, made me want to hang myself, realizing that I would not be able to cut his throat."