"Love is the poetry of the senses."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Honore de Balzac on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Honore de Balzac 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."Honore de Balzac on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Honore de Balzac on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Honore de Balzac on Robert Frost
"Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty."
"One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul."
"If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye."
"Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless."
"The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute."