"The poetry of heroism appeals irresistibly to those who don't go to a war, and even more to those whom the war is making enormously wealthy. It's always so."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Louis-Ferdinand Celine on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Louis-Ferdinand Celine 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."Louis-Ferdinand Celine on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Louis-Ferdinand Celine on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Louis-Ferdinand Celine on Robert Frost
"One can't relive one's life. Forgiveness is not what's difficult one's always too ready to forgive. And it does no good, that's obvious."