"The romanticised life, where all the great poetry and music and art of the world comes from, is great but it requires a lot of self-indulgence."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Laura Marling on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Laura Marling 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."Laura Marling on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Laura Marling on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Laura Marling on Robert Frost
"I love the way you can fall in love with a piece of literature how words alone can get your heart doing that."
"I need some isolation, it's necessary to me, that's just who I am. I need to be left alone."
"I've been quite fascinated by the relative insignificance of human existence, the shortness of life. We might as well be a letter in a word in a sentence on a page in a book in a library in a city in one country in this enormous universe! And that kind of fear and insignificance has kept me awake at night."
"I get up, go and get a coffee, and go do the crossword - I'm loyal to one particular paper, the 'Guardian' - and that's my idea of a perfect morning."
"I'm not religious, I'm not romantic and I live purely by logic. I make every decision by logic and sometimes that leads me to the right and sometimes to the wrong decision."