"Our most famous writers are Faulkner and Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor. It would make sense that the poetry would reflect some of those same values, some of the same techniques."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Robert Morgan on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Robert Morgan on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Robert Morgan on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Robert Morgan on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Robert Morgan on Ambrose Bierce
"The young people have MTV and rock and roll. Why would they go to read poetry? Poetry belongs to the Stone Age. It awakens in us perceptions that go back to those times."
"Alchemy is the art of far and near, and I think poetry is alchemy in that way. It's delightful to distort size, to see something that's tiny as though it were vast."
"The idea of avant-garde art is a very suspicious thing to me, the idea that poetry is new and it keeps being new the way Chevrolets every year are new."
"In the later books I am much more at home in the use of language to describe things. I had never thought of that until a critic pointed that out."
"Philip Larkin has a tough honesty and sense of humor that I find irresistible, as a contemporary poet."