Poetry Quotes

203 Poetry quotes:

"Poetry has been to me its own exceeding great reward; it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me"
Author: Coleridge Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes
"Dealing with poetry is a daunting task, simply because the reason one does it as an editor at all is because one is constantly coming to terms with one's own understanding of how to understand the world."
"The fact that something is in a rhymed form or in blank verse will not make it good poetry."
"The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see-it is, rather, a light by which we may see-and what we see is life."
"I turned my head and saw the wind, Not far from where I stood, Dragging the corn by her golden hair, Into a dark and lonely wood."
Author: Davies Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes
"Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary."
Author: Scott Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes Scottish Novelist Quotes
"How shall I know thee in the sphere which keepsThe disembodied spirits of the dead,When all of thee that time could wither sleepsAnd perishes among the dust we tread?"
Author: Bryant Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes
"Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content."
"A poem can have an impact, but you can't expect an audience to understand all the nuances."
"A poem is never finished, only abandoned."
Author: Valery Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes French Poet Quotes
"A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself."
Author: Forster Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes
"A poem might be defined as thinking about feelings - about human feelings and frailties."
Author: Stevenson Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes
"A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman."
Author: Stevens Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes
"A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote."
Author: Yevtushenko Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes Russian Poet Quotes
"A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep."
Author: Rushdie Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes Indian Novelist Quotes
"A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses."
Author: Cocteau Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes French Director Quotes
"Always be a poet, even in prose."
"Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry."
Author: Baudelaire Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes French Poet Quotes
"Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry."
"Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie."
Author: Cocteau Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes French Director Quotes

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