Confidence in words is classicism---but to keep its confidence, it uses them with discretion, Surrealism, which is suspicious of them, abuses them. Let us go back to classicism, out of modesty.

— Albert Camus
Notebooks 1942-1951, p. 77

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.

— Robert Frost