"I think it was T.S. Eliot who talked about good poetry being felt before it's understood. I believe that. There are some bands where I love their lyrics but I don't have a clue what they're on about."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Marcus Mumford on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Marcus Mumford 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."Marcus Mumford on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Marcus Mumford on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Marcus Mumford on Robert Frost