"I'm not a great poetry fan."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Rupert Everett on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Rupert Everett 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."Rupert Everett on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Rupert Everett on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Rupert Everett on Robert Frost
"I am at that age when you panic at the slightest thing."
"Being gay and being a woman has one big thing in common, which is that we both become invisible after the age of 42. Who wants a gay 50-year-old? No one, let me tell you."
"Listen, in England people are already writing their memoirs at the age of 23."
"It's amazing the clarity that comes with psychotic jealousy."
"I think we've been dulled by capitalism. We're just blobs now - we're so worried about how we can keep paying the lease on the car, the mortgage, the lease on the toaster and all that. You can't really think about much else. If you lose that, you lose the whole lot."