"A poem conveys not a message so much as the provenance of a message, an advent of sense."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Thomas Harrison on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Thomas Harrison 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."Thomas Harrison on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Thomas Harrison on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Thomas Harrison on Robert Frost
"No art form points like poetry to this originality of language as to its essential and abiding concern."