"Bad, quirky poetry might be better than some of the good stuff, because it really comes from the heart."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Cheryl Hines on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Cheryl Hines 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."Cheryl Hines on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Cheryl Hines on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Cheryl Hines on Robert Frost
"For my birthday my husband learned to cook and is cooking one day a week for me. But he only likes to do fancy dishes. So we end up with weird, obscure things in the refrigerator."
"The things the writers have me doing on 'Suburgatory' are insane. I think they think it's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission."
"I understand a woman who validates herself by getting attention from the opposite sex. I have a friend who is that to a T... Doesn't mean she isn't a good person. That's a funny character to play."
"I was a little shocked at how adult some of the humor was, because I was never that into animation before and when I watched 'Shrek' I really laughed out loud."
"My mom is very Southern and she in real life says things like, 'If you've got it, flaunt it.'"