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106 Poetry Quotes

Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.

Carl Sandburg Quotes

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Poetry is a packsack of invisible keepsakes.

Carl Sandburg Quotes

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A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.

Wallace Stevens Quotes

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A poet dares be just so clear and no clearer... He unzips the veil from beauty, but does not remove it. A poet utterly clear is a trifle glaring.

E. B. White Quotes

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A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone's knowledge of himself and the world around him.

Dylan Thomas Quotes

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To have great poets, there must be great audiences too.

Walt Whitman Quotes

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Of our conflicts with others we make rhetoric; of our conflicts with ourselves we make poetry.

William Butler Yeats Quotes

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A poet must leave traces of his passage, not proof.

Rene Char Quotes

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The poet, as everyone knows, must strike his individual note sometime between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five. He may hold it a long time, or a short time, but it is then that he must strike it or never. School and college have been conducted with the almost express purpose of keeping him busy with something else till the danger of his ever creating anything is past.

Robert Frost Quotes

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If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone.

Thomas Hardy Quotes

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Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.

John Keats Quotes

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It is the job of poetry to clean up our word-clogged reality by creating silences around things.

Stephen Mallarme Quotes

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A poet can survive everything but a misprint.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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The essentials of poetry are rhythm, dance, and the human voice.

Earle Birney Quotes

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Poetry should be common in experience but uncommon in books.

Robert Frost Quotes

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Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.

Plato Quotes

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Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

Robert Frost Quotes

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God is the perfect poet.

Robert Browning Quotes

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I've written some poetry I don't understand myself.

Carl Sandburg Quotes

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Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.

Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes

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Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.

Paul Engle Quotes

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Poetry is all nouns and verbs.

Marianne Moore Quotes

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

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

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Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.

Novalis Quotes

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It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.

Aristotle Quotes

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