"Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Novalis on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Novalis 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."Novalis on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Novalis on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Novalis on Robert Frost
"Where children are, there is the golden age."
"The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist."
"We are near waking when we dream we are dreaming."
"Knowledge is only one half. Faith is the other."
"Only as far as a man is happily married to himself is he fit for married life and family life in general."