Poetry Quotes

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
Robert Frost
There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope.
Oscar Wilde

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
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Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance.
John Keats
Socrates - i decided that it was not wisdom that enabled...

Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.
Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
T. S. Eliot
Poetry is the utterance of deep and heartfelt truth. The true poet is very near the oracle.
Edward Hubbell Chaplin
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Poetry is certainly something more than good sense, but it must be good sense at all events just as a palace is more than a house, but it must be a house, at least.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Bertrand russell - the true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the...
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
The process of preparing programs for a digital computer is especially attractive, not only because it can be economically and scientifically rewarding, but also because it can be an aesthetic experience much like composing poetry or music.
Donald E. Knuth
Any healthy man can go without food for two days - - But not without poetry.
Charles Baudelaire
Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place.
Charles Baudelaire
We pass the word around we ponder how the case is put by different people, we read the poetry we meditate over the literature we play the music we change our minds we reach an understanding. Society evolves this way, not by shouting each other down, but by the unique capacity of unique, individual human beings to comprehend each other.
Lewis Thomas
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
Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
Charles Simic
The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers.
Lewis Thomas
The office of poetry is not to make us think accurately, but feel truly.
Frederick William Robertson
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 language in which man explores his own amazement.
Christopher Fry
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
Marty This tasteless cover is a good indication of the lack of musical invention within. The musical growth of this band cannot even be charted. They are treading water in a sea of retarded sexuality and bad poetry.
This Is Spinal Tap
The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
Jean Giraudoux
Poetry is an art, and chief of the fine arts; the easiest to dabble in, the hardest to reach true perfection.
E. C. Stedman
Marriage: a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
Beverly Nichols
Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.
William Wordsworth
Any healthy man can go without food for two days - But not without poetry.
Charles Baudelaire
We pass the word around; we ponder how the case is put by different people, we read the poetry; we meditate over the literature; we play the music; we change our minds; we reach an understanding. Society evolves this way, not by shouting each other down, but by the unique capacity of unique, individual human beings to comprehend each other.
Lewis Thomas, The Medusa and the Snail (1979)
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
Poetry the best words in the best order.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poetry is to hold judgment on your soul.
Henrik Ibsen, Norweigen Playwright
You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.
Mario Cuomo
A vein of poetry exists in the hearts of all men.
Thomas Carlyle
Poetry cannot be translated; and, therefore, it is the poets that preserve the languages; for we would not be at the trouble to learn a language if we could have all that is written in it just as well in a translation. But as the beauties of poetry cannot be preserved in any language except that in which it was originally written, we learn the language.
Johnson
Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people.
Adrian Mitchell
Some people go to priests others to poetry I to my friends.
Virginia
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech.
Simonides