"Poetry does not consist of words alone there must be sentiment and fancy, combination and arrangement."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Samuel Prout on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Samuel Prout 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."Samuel Prout on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Samuel Prout on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Samuel Prout on Robert Frost