"Children can write poetry and then, unless they're poets, they stop when reach puberty."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Dennis Potter on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Dennis Potter 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."Dennis Potter on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Dennis Potter on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Dennis Potter on Robert Frost
"The strangest thing that human speech and human writing can do is create a metaphor. That is an amazing leap, is it not?"
"The thing about imagination is that by the very act of putting it down, there must be some truth in one's own imagination."
"The knowledge that we have about what it is to be human that we have as a child is something we necessarily must lose."
"Religion, you can't a handle on it, you just have to know or not know-people either believe or they don't believe."