"Poetry says the things that I can't say. I read a lot, but I never write it."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Trevor McDonald on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Trevor McDonald 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."Trevor McDonald on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Trevor McDonald on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Trevor McDonald on Robert Frost