"In opposition to this detachment, he finds an image of man which contains within itself man's dreams, man's illness, man's redemption from the misery of poverty - poverty which can no longer be for him a sign of the acceptance of life."
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."Salvatore Quasimodo on Eleanor Roosevelt
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."Salvatore Quasimodo on Walt Disney
"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible."Salvatore Quasimodo on T. E. Lawrence
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."Salvatore Quasimodo on Harriet Tubman
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."Salvatore Quasimodo on James Dean
"Thus, the poet's word is beginning to strike forcefully upon the hearts of all men, while absolute men of letters think that they alone live in the real world."
"Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own."
"Poetry is also the physical self of the poet, and it is impossible to separate the poet from his poetry."
"He passes from lyric to epic poetry in order to speak about the world and the torment in the world through man, rationally and emotionally. The poet then becomes a danger."
"Religious poetry, civic poetry, lyric or dramatic poetry are all categories of man's expression which are valid only if the endorsement of formal content is valid."