"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Oscar Wilde 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."Oscar Wilde on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Oscar Wilde on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Oscar Wilde on Robert Frost
"Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary."Oscar Wilde on Khalil Gibran
"No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating."
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."
"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist."
"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known."
"Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life."