Quotations From LAURA RIDING

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  • There can be no literary equivalent to truth.
    Laura Riding (1901-1991), U.S. poet. Extracts from Communications.

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  • Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth.
    Laura Riding (1901-1991), U.S. poet. Selected Poems: In Five Sets, preface (1975).

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  • To a poet the mere making of a poem can seem to solve the problem of truth ... but only a problem of art is solved in poetry.
    Laura Riding (1901-1991), U.S. poet. Selected Poems: In Five Sets, preface (1975).

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