Quotations by Author

Robert Frost

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.

Life is tons of discipline. Your first discipline is your vocabulary; then your grammar and your punctuation … Then, in your exuberance and bounding energy you say you're going to add to that. Then you add rhyme and meter. And your delight is in that power.

The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader.

I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn.

A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair.

Suddenly, quietly, you realize that - from this moment forth - you will no longer walk through this life alone. Like a new sun this awareness arises within you, freeing you from fear, opening your life. It is the beginning of love, and the end of all that came before.

To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.