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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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The fatal facility of the octosyllabic verse.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Corsair (preface)

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Poetry, therefore, we will call Musical Thought.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Heroes and Hero Worship (3)

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For there is no heroic poem in the world but is at bottom a biography, the life of a man; also, it may be said, there is no life of a man, faithfully recorded, but is a heroic poem of its sort, rhymed or unrhymed.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Sir Walter Scott--London and Westminster Review

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In the hexameter rises the fountain's silvery column: In the pentameter aye falling in melody back.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes , Source: The Ovidian Elegiac Metre

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Made poetry a mere mechanic art.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Table Talk (l. 654)

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Feel you the barren flattery of a rhyme? Can poets soothe you, when you pine for bread, By winding myrtle round your ruin'd shed?

George Crabbe Quotes , Source: The Village (bk. I)

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Why then we should drop into poetry.

Charles Dickens Quotes , Source: Our Mutual Friend (bk. I, ch. V)

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When the brain gets as dry as an empty nut, When the reason stands on its squarest toes, When the mind (like a beard) has a "formal cut,"-- There is a place and enough for the pains of prose; But whenever the May-blood stires and glows, And the young year draws to the "golden prime," And Sir Romeo sticks in his ear a rose,-- Then hey! for the ripple of laughing rhyme!

Henry Austin Dobson Quotes , Source: The Ballad of Prose and Rhyme

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Doeg, though without knowing how or why, Made a still a blundering kind of melody; Spurr'd boldly on, and dash'd through thick and thin, Through sense and nonsense, never out nor in; Free from all meaning whether good or bad, And in one word, heroically mad.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Absalom and Achitophel (pt. II,, l. 412), "Thick and Thin"

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The true poem is the poet's mind.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Essays--Of History

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It does not need that a poem should be long. Every word was once a poem.

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

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The finest poetry was first experience.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Shakespeare

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Oh love will make a dog howl in rhyme.

John Fletcher Quotes , Source: Queen of Corinth (act IV, sc. 1)

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Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

John Fletcher Quotes , Source: Queen of Corinth (act IV, sc. 1)

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What is a Sonnet? 'Tis the pearly shell That murmurs of the far-off, murmuring sea; A precious jewel carved most curiously; It is a little picture painted well. What is a Sonnet? 'Tis the tear that fell From a great poet's hidden ecstasy; A two-edged sword, a star, a song--ah me! Sometimes a heavy tolling funeral bell.

Richard Watson Gilder Quotes , Source: The Sonnet

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A poem is never finished, only abandoned.

Paul Valery Quotes

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Poetry is nothing but healthy speech.

Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.

Jean Cocteau Quotes

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Poetry is not a profession, it is a destiny.

Mikhail Dudan Quotes

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In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all.

Wallace Stevens Quotes

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The poet is the priest of the invisible.

Wallace Stevens Quotes

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The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.

Jean Cocteau Quotes

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