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Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls.

Voltaire Quotes

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Poetry is truth dwelling in beauty.

Robert Gilfillan Quotes

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A poet is an unhappy being whose heart is torn by secret sufferings, but whose lips are so strangely formed that when the sighs and the cries escape them, they sound like beautiful music... and then people crowd about the poet and say to him: "Sing for us soon again;" that is as much as to say, "May new sufferings torment your soul.".

Soren Kierkegaard Quotes

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For it is not metres, but a metre-making argument that makes a poem.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Essays--The Poet

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It is in self-limitation that a master first shows himself.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

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With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

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I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.

Roy Croft Quotes

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Writing a poem is discovering

Robert Frost Quotes

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A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

Aristotle Quotes

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Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.

Kahlil Gibran Quotes

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Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen

Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

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Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.

Plato Quotes

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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 who have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these

Emily Dickinson Quotes

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Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.

Charles Simic Quotes

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A poet is someone who is astonished by everything.

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A poet is someone who is astonished by everything.

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Poetry is something more philosophical and more worthy of serious attention than history.

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Poetry is something more philosophical and more worthy of serious attention than history.

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Poetry is itself a thing of God; He made his prophets poets;and the more We feel of poesie do we become Like God in love and power,--under-makers.

Philip James Bailey Quotes , Source: Festus (Proem, l. 5)

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'Twas he that ranged the words at random flung, Pierced the fair pearls and them together strung.

Bidpai (Pilpay) Quotes , Source: Anvari Suhaili, (Eastwick's rendering)

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You speak As one who fed on poetry.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton Quotes , Source: Richelieu (act I, sc. 1)

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For rhyme the rudder is of verses, With which, like ships, they steer their courses.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. I, canto I, l. 463)

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Some force whole regions, in despite O' geography, to change their site; Make former times shake hands with latter, And that which was before come after; But those that write in rhyme still make The one verse for the other's sake; For one for sense, and one for rhyme, I think's sufficient at one time.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. II, canto I, l. 23)

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For florid prose, nor honied lies of rhyme, Can blazon evil deeds, or consecrate a crime.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto I, st. 3)

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