"The older I've got the less I find myself going back and re-reading or really reading new fiction or poetry."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Reynolds Price on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Reynolds Price 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."Reynolds Price on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Reynolds Price on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Reynolds Price on Robert Frost