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Quotes About Poetry
•“If you want to annoy a poet, explain his poetry.” 
― Nassim Nicholas Taleb
•“In practicing the art of confusion, there is no better weapon than poetry.” 
― Susan Hubbard
•“Poetry is prose bewitched, a music made of visual thoughts, the sound of an idea.” 
― Mina Loy
•“Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.” 
― Lawrence Ferlinghetti
•“Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.” 
― Novalis
•“Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.” 
― Aristotle
•“Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.” 
― Virginia Woolf
•“The illusion reflected within the mirror whispered a door of returning daydreams...” 
― Lionel Suggs
•“Writing poetry is a state of free float” 
― Margaret Atwood
•“There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it” 
― Gustave Flaubert
•“Sadness is the ambrosia of all art.” 
― Frances Fong
•“The poetry of the earth is never dead.” 
― John Keats
•“Don't use the phone. People are never ready to answer it. Use poetry.” 
― Jack Kerouac
•“A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.” 
― Yevgeny Yevtushenko
•“Poetry is an act of peace. Peace goes into the making of a poet as flour goes into the making of bread.” 
― Pablo Neruda
•“Love, the poet said, is woman's whole existence.” 
― Virginia Woolf
•“If you wake up tired, you’ve been chasing dreams. If you go to bed tired, your making your dreams happen.” 
― Benny Bellamacina
•“Time is just a crazy game.” 
― Amanda Leigh
•“A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.” 
― W.H. Auden
“yes I speak a different language - the dark fire of poetry - it flutters and gutters in tune with the mood ” 
― John Geddes
•“It is strange how a scrap of poetry works in the mind and makes the legs move in time to it along the road.” 
― Virginia Woolf
•“Poetry: the best words in the best order.” 
― Samuel Taylor Coleridge
•“The rules of life are nothing that cannot be fixed.” 
― Shannon A. Thompson
•“Deprivation is the mother of poetry.” 
― Leonard Cohen
•“Modern poetry, for me, began not in English at all but in Spanish, in the poems of Lorca.” 
― W.S. Merwin
•“Real poetry, is to lead a beautiful life. To live poetry is better than to write it.” 
― Matsuo Bashō
•“Poetry, she thought, wasn't written to be analyzed; it was meant to inspire without reason, to touch without understanding.” 
― Nicholas Sparks
•“If I can see pain in your eyes then share with me your tears. If I can see joy in your eyes then share with me your smile.” 
― Santosh Kalwar
•“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.” 
― Robert Frost
•“Some men are born sodomites, some achieve sodomy, and some have sodomy thrust upon them...” 
― Aleister Crowley
•“All my heart is yours, sir: it belongs to you; and with you it would remain, were fate to exile the rest of me from your presence forever.” 
― Charlotte Brontë
•“Conscience is no more than the dead speaking to us.” 
― Jim Carroll
•“Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.” 
― G.K. Chesterton
•“If poetry comes not as naturally as the leaves to a tree it had better not come at all.” 
― John Keats
•“Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed.” 
― William Blake
•“All words, then, belonging to the inner world of the mind, are of the imagination, are originally poetic words.” 
― George MacDonald
•“The true poem rests between the words.” 
― Vanna Bonta
•“To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.” 
― Robert Frost
•“We ran as if to meet the moon.” 
― Robert Frost
•“Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.” 
― Cassandra Clare
•“Poetry is the language of intensity. Because we are going to die, an expression of intensity is justified.” 
― C.D. Wright
•“Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.” 
― T.S. Eliot
•“For darkness restores what light cannot repair.” 
― Joseph Brodsky
•“Always be a poet, even in prose.” 
― Charles Baudelaire
•“Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. ” 
― Edna St. Vincent Millay
•“I live not in dreams but in contemplation of a reality that is perhaps the future.” 
― Rainer Maria Rilke
•“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” 
― Plato
•“The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.” 
― Christopher Morley
•“Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.” 
― Leonard Cohen
•“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” 
― T.S. Eliot
•“It is beautiful to express love and even more beautiful to feel it.” 
― Dejan Stojanovic
•“Poetry makes life what lights and music do the stage.” 
― Charles Dickens
•“Safety isn't always safe. You can find one on every gun.” 
― Andrea Gibson
•“Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall.” 
― William Shakespeare
•“Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry.” 
― W.B. Yeats
•“I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's.” 
― William Blake
•“There is darkness in light, there is pain in joy, and there are thorns on the rose.” 
― Cate Tiernan
•“Poetry might be defined as the clear expression of mixed feelings.” 
― W.H. Auden
•“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” 
― Leonardo da Vinci
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