"I like the way words go together and I like the gamesmanship of writing poetry. It is such a challenge."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Jeffery Deaver on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Jeffery Deaver 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."Jeffery Deaver on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Jeffery Deaver on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Jeffery Deaver on Robert Frost
"When you work alone, you need to socialize at some level."
"But one does not make living writing poetry unless you're a professor, and one frankly doesn't get a lot of girls as a poet."
"I've always written, all my life, and when I was very young I developed an interest in poetry."
"Certainly going back to Sherlock Holmes we have a tradition of forensic science featured in detective stories."
"The recent fascination, I think, reflects the shift in approach by law enforcement officials to embrace technology as wholeheartedly as the rest of the world."