"I think poetry is best read to oneself."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Rickie Lee Jones on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Rickie Lee Jones 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."Rickie Lee Jones on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Rickie Lee Jones on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Rickie Lee Jones on Robert Frost
"There is no fear before and no fear after. We give our best."
"I always felt like my future was at stake every time I stepped on stage and that was kind of hair-raising. At some point I just went, don't be frightened, you can't do anything wrong, it's your show."
"I've always had an active imagination."
"I'm so positive."