"For poetry there exists neither large countries nor small. Its domain is in the heart of all men."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Giorgos Seferis on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Giorgos Seferis 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."Giorgos Seferis on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Giorgos Seferis on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Giorgos Seferis on Robert Frost
"Every man of action has a strong dose of egoism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be regarded as high qualities if he can make them the means to achieve great ends."