"Literature is a state of culture, poetry is a state of grace, before and after culture."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Juan Ramon Jimenez on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Juan Ramon Jimenez 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."Juan Ramon Jimenez on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Juan Ramon Jimenez on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Juan Ramon Jimenez on Robert Frost