"Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."David Hare on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."David Hare 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."David Hare on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."David Hare on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."David Hare on Robert Frost
"Thought is the wind and knowledge the sail."
"The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry."
"Strength was the virtue of paganism obedience is the virtue of Christianity."