"Chance is the fundamental workings of the creative mind."
"There is reason to fear: a great poem, like a great love, challenges our solitude, our conceptions, the very ground of our being. Encountering such a poem, we tremble a little as we enter its gates. But the end, as in love, is to know and feel what could not be known or felt by any path less demanding."
"...for giving oneself to the lion, or to poetry, is a vow- nothing more, nothing less than one's entire life will be asked."