"Reading poetry gives me a sense of calm, well-being, and love for humanity - the same stuff more flexible women get from yoga."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."J. Courtney Sullivan on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."J. Courtney Sullivan 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."J. Courtney Sullivan on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."J. Courtney Sullivan on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."J. Courtney Sullivan on Robert Frost
"In high school, during marathon phone conversations, cheap pizza dinners and long suburban car rides, I began to fall for boys because of who they actually were, or at least who I thought they might become."
"Fiction will always be my greatest love, with poetry close behind."
"I read as much poetry as time allows and circumstance dictates: No heartache can pass without a little Dorothy Parker, no thunderstorm without W. H. Auden, no sleepless night without W. B. Yeats."