"All I knew about Ethiopia was from a few records that I like, as well as what I read about the famine. But you get there and it's another world. It's filled with art and music and poetry and intellectuals and writers - all kinds of people."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Flea on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Flea 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."Flea on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Flea on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Flea on Robert Frost