"Eloquence is the poetry of prose."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."William C. Bryant on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."William C. Bryant 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."William C. Bryant on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."William C. Bryant on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."William C. Bryant on Robert Frost
"A sculptor wields The chisel, and the stricken marble grows To beauty."
"Weep not that the world changes - did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep."
"Poetry is that art which selects and arranges the symbols of thought in such a manner as to excite the imagination the most powerfully and delightfully."
"The groves were God's first temples."
"Go forth under the open sky, and list To Nature's teachings."