"I'm as much influenced by Joseph Smith and the Mormons as I am, more so, than by Eliot. Actually, I'm much more influenced by the poetry of the Mormons."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Marguerite Young on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Marguerite Young 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."Marguerite Young on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Marguerite Young on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Marguerite Young on Robert Frost
"All my writing is about the recognition that there is no single reality. But the beauty of it is that you nevertheless go on, walking towards utopia, which may not exist, on a bridge which might end before you reach the other side."
"I'm quite sure that most writers would sustain real poetry if they could, but it takes devotion and talent."
"A lawyer I once knew told me of a strange case, a suffragette who had never married. After her death, he opened her trunk and discovered 50 wedding gowns."