"I was a 16-year-old girl at one point, so of course I wrote poetry."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Elizabeth Edwards on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Elizabeth Edwards 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."Elizabeth Edwards on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Elizabeth Edwards on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Elizabeth Edwards on Robert Frost
"You have to have enough respect for other human beings to leave their lives alone. If you admire that life, build it for yourself. Don't just try to come in and take somebody else's life."
"A positive attitude is not going to save you. What it's going to do is, everyday, between now and the day you die, whether that's a short time from now or a long time from now, that every day, you're going to actually live."
"Maybe we all change over time."
"I can't turn on the television without seeing me, or open the newspaper without seeing me and, honestly, I'm sick to death of me."
"I've had to come to grips with a God that fits my own experience, which is, my God could not be offering protection and not have protected my boy."