Good quotes about Poetry: Some of the best great quotes about Poetry

Good quotes about Poetry: Some of the best great quotes about Poetry

I gave up on new poetry myself thirty years ago, when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens on a hostile world. – Russell Baker

Always be a poet, even in prose. – Charles Baudelaire

God is the perfect poet. – Robert Browning

There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing. – John Cage

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

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

You don’t have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone. – John Ciardi

The poet doesn’t invent. He listens. – Jean Cocteau

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

A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses. – Jean Cocteau

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth. – Jean Cocteau

Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. – Leonard Cohen

A prose writer gets tired of writing prose, and wants to be a poet. So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose. – Samuel McChord Crothers

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful. – Rita Dove

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 emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things. – T. S. Eliot

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood. – T. S. Eliot

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words. – Paul Engle

Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry. – Gustave Flaubert

A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself. – E. M. Forster

Poetry is what gets lost in translation. – Robert Frost

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

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. – Robert Frost

To be a poet is a condition, not a profession. – Robert Frost

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them. – Dennis Gabor

A poet is a bird of unearthly excellence, who escapes from his celestial realm arrives in this world warbling. If we do not cherish him, he spreads his wings and flies back into his homeland. – Kahlil Gibran

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

“Therefore” is a word the poet must not know. – Andre Gide

There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either. – Robert Graves

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. – Thomas Gray

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

Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life. – William Hazlitt

No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers. – Horace

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out… Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure. – A. E. Housman

Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth. – Samuel Johnson

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you. – Joseph Joubert

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

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