I’ve no ambitions or desires.
Being a poet isn’t my ambition.
It’s my way of being alone.” —
Fernando Pessoa writing as Alberto Caeiro
“Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves.” —T. S. Eliot.
“The finest works of art are precious, among other reasons, because they make it possible for us to know, if only imperfectly and for a little while, what it actually feels like to think subtly and feel nobly.” —Aldous Huxley.