"Society's dark hull drifts further and further away. It is this place - the place of our separation, our distinction - that much of his poetry occupies."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Tomas Transtromer on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Tomas Transtromer 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."Tomas Transtromer on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Tomas Transtromer on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Tomas Transtromer on Robert Frost