The business of the poet is not to find new emotions, but to use the ordinary ones and, in working them up into poetry, to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all.
The bad poet is usually unconscious where he ought to be conscious, and conscious where he ought to be unconscious.
Poets are almost always wrong about facts. That’s because they are not really interested in facts: only in truth.
It was from the artists and poets that the pertinent answers came, and I know that panic would have broken loose had they been able to compare notes.