"He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."George Sand on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."George Sand 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."George Sand on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."George Sand on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."George Sand on Robert Frost
"Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age."
"The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment the eye of the body is not always that of the soul."
"Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius."
"Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument."
"There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved."