"I used to joke that if acting didn't work out, poetry was my commonsense fallback."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Merritt Wever on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Merritt Wever 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."Merritt Wever on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Merritt Wever on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Merritt Wever on Robert Frost