"What does that represent? There was never any question in plastic art, in poetry, in music, of representing anything. It is a matter of making something beautiful, moving, or dramatic - this is by no means the same thing."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Fernand Leger on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Fernand Leger 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."Fernand Leger on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Fernand Leger on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Fernand Leger on Robert Frost