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Poet Quotes

122 Poet quotes:

"To be a poet is a condition, not a profession."
"As a poet and as a mathematician, he would reason well; as a mere mathematician, he could not have reasoned at all, and thus would have been at the mercy of the Prefect"
Author: Poe Quotes Category: Poet Quotes
"By our own spirits are we deified:We Poets in our youth begin in gladness;But thereof come in the end despondency and madness."
Author: Wordsworth Quotes Category: Poet Quotes
"There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, "Truth is the daughter of Time."
"Our sage and serious poet Spenser."
Author: Milton Quotes Category: Poet Quotes
"I think it better that at times like theseWe poets keep our mouths shut, for in truthWe have no gift to set a statesman right;He's had enough of meddling who can pleaseA young girl in the indolence of her youthOr an old man upon a winter's night."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Poet Quotes
"Poets aren't very useful Because they aren't consumeful or produceful"
Author: Nash Quotes Category: Poet Quotes
"Good poetry seems too simple and natural a thing that when we meet it we wonder that all men are not always poets. Poetry is nothing but healthy speech."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Poet Quotes Mankind Quotes
"Here undoubtedly lies the chief poetic energy: --in the force of imagination that pierces or exalts the solid fact, instead of floating among cloud-pictures."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Poet Quotes
"I would as soon write free verse as play tennis with the net down."
Author: Frost Quotes Category: Poet Quotes
"Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it."
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those we have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these things."
Author: Dickinson Quotes Category: Poet Quotes
"Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Poet Quotes
"Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world."
"She opened up a book of poems and handed it to me written by an Italian poet from the 13th century and every one of them words rang true and glowed like burning coal pouring off of every page like it was written in my soul from me to you."
Author: Dylan Quotes Category: Poet Quotes Poems Quotes
"Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems."
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Poet Quotes Earth Quotes
"With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion."
"Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand"
Author: Plato Quotes Category: Poet Quotes
"Souls of poets dead and gone, / What Elysium have ye known, / Happy field or mossy cavern, / Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern? / Have ye tippled drink more fine / Than mine host's Canary wine?"
Author: Keats Quotes Category: Poet Quotes
"As to ''Don Juan,'' confess that it is the sublime of that there sort of writing; it may be bawdy, but is it not good English? It may be profligate, but is it not life, is it not the thing? Could any man have written it who has not lived in the world? and tooled in a post-chaise? in a hackney coach? in a Gondola? against a wall? in a court carriage? in a vis a vis? on a table? and under it?"
Author: Byron Quotes Category: Poet Quotes

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