"The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."James Gates Percival on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."James Gates Percival 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 Gates Percival on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."James Gates Percival on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."James Gates Percival on Robert Frost