"I can find some way to make poetry out of my life's experiences."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Shelby Lynne on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Shelby Lynne 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."Shelby Lynne on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Shelby Lynne on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Shelby Lynne on Robert Frost
"I think a lot of people think that my parents' deaths is why I write such sad songs, but that's not true. Those songs may just be the woman I am."
"I like strength. I depend on my own."