"The question is how to bring a work of imagination out of one language that was just as taken-for-granted by the persons who used it as our language is by ourselves. Nothing strange about it."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."Robert Fitzgerald on Albert Einstein
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."Robert Fitzgerald on Dr. Seuss
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."Robert Fitzgerald on Albert Einstein
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."Robert Fitzgerald on Albert Einstein
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"Robert Fitzgerald on Sun Tzu
"Poetry is at least an elegance and at most a revelation."
"There must of course be a relationship between translating and making poems of your own, but what it is I just don't know."