"I had art as a major, along with English, French and History. I had dance, modern dance. In English I was allowed to write my own poetry, which I eventually got published."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Sally Kirkland on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Sally Kirkland 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."Sally Kirkland on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Sally Kirkland on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Sally Kirkland on Robert Frost
"My attitude is always one of sensuality, aggressive enthusiasm and a kind of outrageousness in my expression."
"I had no idea that he was going to write that, but I've always believed that insecurity was what would keep you always in your innocence, no matter what the business did."
"So, I think that Marilyn, what she gave the world, and in many ways Kennedy too, was that they had dreams and they didn't allow anybody to take away their dreams."
"I'm on Governor Gray Davis' California Alliance Towards Education to bring the arts back to high schools."
"With my ministry of light, part of what I do is work on the California Alliance For Arts Education."