Poetry Quotes

203 Poetry quotes:

"Poetry should only occupy the idle."
"Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject."
"The productions of all arts are kinds of poetry and their craftsmen are all poets."
Author: Plato Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes
"I'm a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can't and then tries the short story which is the most demanding form after poetry. And failing at that, only then does he take up novel writing."
Author: Faulkner Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes
"I have met with most poetry on trunks; so that I am pat to consider the trunk-maker as the sexton of authorship"
Author: Byron Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes
"We have a lot of long narrative poems written in the 20th century, but they're not very well known, and they're not read by very many people."
"My poetry changed when I was 15 years old. One of my uncles, Leo, had written poetry when he was a young man, and he took me down to the family business and he opened a safe and showed me some poems he'd written when he was 19. He also gave me a book of the collected poems of Shelley. And I still have that book."
Author: Koch Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes
"The urge to write poetry is like having an itch. When the itch becomes annoying enough, you scratch it."
"Why should poetry have to make sense?"
Author: Chaplin Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes English Actor Quotes
"My first attempt to write about Robert Owen was in the form of poetry. Then I turned it into a blank verse poem, but I discovered that I couldn't fit in all the facts, which are fabulous. I decided to rewrite it a third time, still retaining every image I had already written in the first two versions."
Author: Young Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes
"I discovered modern poetry I think quite late, when I was 17, through an anthology, a Louis Untermeyer anthology. Of course, I was crazy about modern poetry as soon as I discovered it."
Author: Koch Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes
"I think poetry has lost an awful lot of its muscle because nobody knows any. Nobody has to memorize poetry."
"For me, poetry is an evasion of the real job of writing prose"
Author: Plath Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes
"Poetry is man's rebellion against being what he is."
"I didn't start as a dialect poet, ... talked again and again about poetry."
Author: Laurence Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes
"Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others. Then we might even come to see that it is our veneration for what has already been created, however beautiful and valid it may be, that petrifies us."
Author: Artaud Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes French Dramatist Quotes
"He must be heard - and also seen; for if he played behind the scenes a great deal of the poetry of his playing would be lost"
Author: Schumann Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes
"If they want to know anything about poetry, they simply have to go out and learn it."
Author: Davison Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes
"And one of the odd things about it is that poetry is now fleeing from the academies to another institution, which is the performance poetry."
"I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose = words in their best order; poetry = the best words in the best order"
Author: Coleridge Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes

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