"Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Khalil Gibran on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Khalil Gibran 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."Khalil Gibran on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Khalil Gibran on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Khalil Gibran on Robert Frost
"Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed."
"I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art."
"Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens."
"Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand."
"Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror."