"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."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Salvatore Quasimodo on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Salvatore Quasimodo on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Salvatore Quasimodo on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Salvatore Quasimodo on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Salvatore Quasimodo on Marilyn Monroe
"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."
"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."