"There may be more poetry than justice in poetic justice."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."George Will on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."George Will 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 Will on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."George Will on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."George Will on Robert Frost
"Politics should share one purpose with religion: the steady emancipation of the individual through the education of his passions."
"Well, you know, the definition of second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience."
"A society that thinks the choice between ways of living is just a choice between equally eligible 'lifestyles' turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind."
"I suppose there's a melancholy tone at the back of the American mind, a sense of something lost. And it's the lost world of Thomas Jefferson. It is the lost sense of innocence that we could live with a very minimal state, with a vast sense of space in which to work out freedom."
"Freedom means the freedom to behave coarsely, basely, foolishly."