Every author's fairy godmother should provide him not only with a pen but also with a blue pencil.
1955 Style, introduction.
Human temperaments are too diverse; we can never agree how drunk we like our art to be.F(rank) L(awrence) Lucas
Unintelligible, the borrowings cheap and the notes useless.F(rank) L(awrence) Lucas
The virtues common to good living and good poetry seem to me not so much matters of what used to be called 'virtue'as, above all, of sane vitality.F(rank) L(awrence) Lucas