"Poetry for me is as much a spiritual practice as sexual ecstasy is."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."James Broughton on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."James Broughton 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."James Broughton on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."James Broughton on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."James Broughton on Robert Frost
"I'm happy to report that my inner child is still ageless."
"Amazement awaits us at every corner."
"Everything that ever happened is still happening. Past, present and future keep happening in the eternity which is Here and Now."
"I tried to stir the imagination and enthusiasms of students to take risks, to do what they were most afraid of doing, to widen their horizons of action."
"Dance, vaudeville, drama, movies - as a child I loved everything that went on in a theater."