Poetry Quotes

Any healthy man can go without food for two days - - But not without poetry.
Charles Baudelaire
Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.
Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko

We have more poets thatnjudges and interpreters of poetry. It is easier to write an indifferent poem that to understand a good one.
Michel de Montaigne
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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 Bake
Robert graves - there is no money in poetry, but then there is no...

Wine is bottled poetry.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Adjectives are the potbelly of poetry.
R. Z. Sheppard, book critic
Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
Robert Frost
I take as metaphysical poetry that in which what is ordinarily apprehensible only by thought is brought within the grasp of feeling, or that in which what is ordinarily only felt is transformed into thought without ceasing to be feeling.
T. S. Eliot
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
Oscar Wilde
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You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.
Mario Cuomo
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech.
There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope.
Oscar Wilde
In general, in poetry and literature, I am among those people who believe that too much is indispensable.
Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko
Since the printing press came into being, poetry has ceased to be the delight of the whole community of man; it has become the amusement and delight of the few.
John Masefield
Poetry the best words in the best order.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The greatest poem is not that which is most skillfully constructed, but that in which there is the most poetry.
L. Schefe
The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion, all in one.
John Ruskin
Any healthy man can go without food for two days - But not without poetry.
Charles Baudelaire
The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
Bertrand Russell
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
Kahlil Gibran
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
John Adams
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 we have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these things.
Emily Dickinson
Poetry often enters through the window of irrelevance.
M. C. Richards
Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.
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
Courtly love - Poetry may first have been written during long periods of abstinence on the Crusades, but it would not have flourished in the cold of northern Europe without some help from the chimney.
James Burke
Poetry is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.
Lord Byron
Through and through the world is infested with quantity. To talk sense is to talk quantities, It is no use saying the nation is large - How large? It is no use s aying that radium is scarce - How scarce? You can not evade quantity. You may fly to poetry and music and quantity and number will face you in your rhythms and your octaves.
Alfred North Whitehead
Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
Socrates, In "Apology, " sct. 21, by Plato.
The peril of every fine faculty is the delight of playing with it for pride. Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character, and the greater it grows, the more is the mischief. Talent is mistaken for genius, a dogma or system for truth, ambition for greatest, ingenuity for poetry, sensuality for art.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is important - what lasts - In another language is not what is said but what is written. For the essence of an age, we look to its poetry and its prose, not its talk shows.
Peter Brodie
A vein of poetry exists in the hearts of all men.
Thomas Carlyle
Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
Charles Simic
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause and say, Here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Poetry is the utterance of deep and heartfelt truth. The true poet is very near the oracle.
Edward Hubbell Chaplin
Some people go to priests others to poetry I to my friends.