On this page I have chosen to include some of my favourite sayings regarding poetry and writing in general. To view samples of my own poetry follow the links at the bottom of the page.
- The poet is in the end probably more afraid of the dogmatist who wants to extract the message from the poem and throw the poem away than he is of the sentimentalist who says, "Oh, just let me enjoy the poem" - Robert Penn Warren
- Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out.... Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure - A.E. Housman
- Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese - G.K. Chesterton
- You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you - Ray Bradbury
- The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium - Norbet Platt
- Writers are just people who have a whole lot on the inside that they need to get to the outside, with pen and paper as their preferred method of transport. Same with dancers, artists, and singers - all the same urges with differing transportation - Graycie Harmon
- Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted - Jules Renard