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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Poetry:

Happiness is sharing a bowl of cherries and a book of poetry with a shade tree. He doesn't eat much and doesn't read much, but listens well and is a most gracious host.
~ Astrid Alauda Quotes.

He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realise.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes.

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.
~ George Sand, 1851.

He who writes prose builds his temple to Fame in rubble; he who writes verses builds it in granite.
~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton.

I don't create poetry, I create myself, for me my poems are a way to me.
~ Edith Södergran.

I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests.
~ Pablo Neruda, Wall Street Journal, 14 November 1985.

I would as soon write free verse as play tennis with the net down.
~ Robert Frost, 1935.

If conditions aren't right
The poem won't come out
It will sit inside and stew
And emerge a different beast.
~ Ed Northstrum.

If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone.
~ Thomas Hardy.

If Painting be Poetry's sister, she can only be a sister Anne, who will see nothing but a flock of sheep, while the other bodies forth a troop of dragoons with drawn sabres and white-plumed helmets.
~ Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827.

If the author had said "Let us put on appropriate galoshes," there could, of course, have been no poem.
~ Author Unknown.

If you got to talking to most cowboys, they'd admit they write 'em. I think some of the meanest, toughest sons of bitches around write poetry.
~ Ross Knox.

Imaginary gardens with real toads in them.
~ Marianne Moore's definition of poetry, Poetry, Collected Poems, 1951.

Ink runs from the corners of my mouth
There is no happiness like mine.
I have been eating poetry.
~ Mark Strand, Eating Poetry, Reasons for Moving, 1968.

It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.
~ W.H. Auden.

It is the job of poetry to clean up our word-clogged reality by creating silences around things.
~ Stephen Mallarme.

It's impossible to write poetry in front of the TV
Almost impossible not to write in the sun
In the woods, every breath is a poem
The words form in the sunbeams,
to those who look for them.
~ Daisey Verlaef.

I've written some poetry I don't understand myself.
~ Carl Sandburg.

Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting.
~ Robert Frost.

Mathematics and Poetry are... the utterance of the same power of imagination, only that in the one case it is addressed to the head, in the other, to the heart.
~ Thomas Hill.

Most painters have painted themselves. So have most poets: not so palpably indeed, but more assiduously. Some have done nothing else.
~ Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827.

No man was ever yet a great poet, without being at the same time a profound philosopher.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes.

No poems can please for long or live that are written by water-drinkers.
~ Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Satires.

Only the poet has any right to be sorry for the poor, if he has anything to spare when he has thought of the dull, commonplace rich.
~ William Bolitho.

Our poetry in the eighteenth century was prose; our prose in the seventeenth, poetry.
~ Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827.

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