"In politics, as in poetry, it is sometimes true that it is darkest before dawn."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Lawrence Summers on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Lawrence Summers 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."Lawrence Summers on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Lawrence Summers on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Lawrence Summers on Robert Frost
"In the history of the world, no one has ever washed a rented car."
"You can't have a situation in which companies proceed on a permanent basis relying only on cash from the government."
"It says something about this new global economy that USA Today now reports every morning on the day's events in Asian markets."