"I despair of ever writing excellent poetry."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Isaac Rosenberg on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Isaac Rosenberg 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."Isaac Rosenberg on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Isaac Rosenberg on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Isaac Rosenberg on Robert Frost
"I will not leave a corner of my consciousness covered up, but saturate myself with the strange and extraordinary new conditions of this life, and it will all refine itself into poetry later on."
"Nobody ever told me what to read, or ever put poetry in my way."