First, from the biography of David Hills:

“Philosophy is the ungainly attempt to tackle questions that come naturally to children, using methods that come naturally to lawyers.”

Second, from Novalis, via Patti Smith:

“Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.”

Third, from Hera Lindsay Bird’s Speech time:

Poetry is a luxury behaviour

Like crying because you’re too clever and nobody understands you

It’s like cutting your hand at a party and referring to your blood

as ‘party blood’

It ‘s like: welcome to good behaviour town, population 0