Quotes with perspective
One demands two things of a poem. Firstly, it must be a well-made verbal object that does honor to the language in which it is written. Secondly, it must say something significant about a reality common to us all, but perceived from a unique perspective. What the poet says has never been said before, but, once he has said it, his readers recognize its validity for themselves.
Perspective -- Use It or Lose It. If you turned to this page, you're forgetting that what is going on around you is not reality. Think about that.
Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977)
Never write about a place until you're away from it, because that gives you perspective.