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Quotes And Sayings About Poetry

Poetry Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Poetry

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If you go into a bar in most places in America and even say the word poetry, you'll probably get beaten up. But poetry is a really strong, beautiful form to me, and a lot of innovation in language comes from poetry.
~By Jim Jarmusch ~


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


The whole thing about making films in an organic film on location is that it's not all about characters, relationships and themes, it's also about place and the poetry of place. It's about the spirit of what you find, the accidents of what you stumble across.
~By Mike Leigh ~


If poetry should address itself to the same needs and aspirations, the same hopes and fears, to which the Bible addresses itself, it might rival it in distribution.
~By Wallace Stevens ~


To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.
~By John Andrew Holmes ~


I'd always loved poetry and I'd always loved writing music and composing music, but I hadn't thought of putting the two together until around that time.
~By Bruce Cockburn ~


The music just tends to be a vehicle for that poetry.
~By Mark Knopfler ~


This proves that great lyric poetry can die, be reborn, die again, but will always remain one of the most outstanding creations of the human soul.
~By Eugenio Montale ~


Whereas with poetry no one has to show anybody really, and you don't have to tell anyone you're doing it.
~By Roger McGough ~


What is poetry which does not save nations or people?
~By Czeslaw Milosz ~


There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired.
~By Edward Young ~


Rap is poetry to music, like beatniks without beards and bongos.
~By David Lee Roth ~


Wine is bottled poetry.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


PC stuff just lowers the general acceptance of good work and replaces it with bogus poetry that celebrates values that in themselves are probably quite worthy.
~By Diane Wakoski ~


There may be more poetry than justice in poetic justice.
~By George Will ~


In the past, poetry came in the form of spells and chants used to effect change.
~By John Barton ~


Alchemy is the art of far and near, and I think poetry is alchemy in that way. It's delightful to distort size, to see something that's tiny as though it were vast.
~By Robert Morgan ~


What she did was to open our eyes to details of country life such as teaching us names of wild flowers and getting us to draw and paint and learn poetry.
~By Laurie Lee ~


I don't live for poetry. I live far more than anybody else does.
~By Charles Olson ~


With several different kinds of poetry to choose from, a man would decide that he would like best to be an epic poet, and he would set out, in conscious determination, on an epic poem.
~By Lascelles Abercrombie ~


I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose = words in their best order; - poetry = the best words in the best order.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


If it is an imperfect word, no external circumstance can heighten its value as poetry.
~By John Drinkwater ~


My obsession with time informs my poetry so completely it is hard for me to summarize it. We want time to pass, for new things to happen to us, we want to hold on to certain moments, we don't want our lives to end.
~By John Barton ~


No, what I should really like to do right now, in the full blaze of lights, before this illustrious assembly, is to shower every one of you with gifts, with flowers, with offerings of poetry - to be young once more, to ride on the crest of the wave.
~By Knut Hamsun ~


Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during the moment.
~By Carl Sandburg ~


Poetry transforms and redeems the common, the hurtful, the humiliating.
~By Susan Montez ~


Art: If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy.
~By Muhammad Iqbal ~


For while the subjects of poetry are few and recurrent, the moods of man are infinitely various and unstable. It is the same in all arts.
~By John Drinkwater ~


Poetry is a form of mathematics, a highly rigorous relationship with words.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~


All the modern verse plays, they're terrible; they're mostly about the poetry. It's more important that the play is first.
~By Denis Johnson ~


Well - I started writing - probably in the early 60s and by say '65-'66 I had read most of the poetry that had been published - certainly in the 20 years prior to that.
~By Robert Adamson ~


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


I credit poetry for making this space-walk possible.
~By Seamus Heaney ~


I did know Ted Hughes and I partly wrote the book to explain to myself and others the complexities of a marriage that was for six years wonderfully productive of poetry and then ended in tragedy.
~By Anne Stevenson ~


Poets should ignore most criticism and get on with making poetry.
~By Anne Stevenson ~


I've always had a love for poetry and when I got signed to a record label I thought, 'How odd that I'm doing a record before a book of poetry,'
~By Jewel ~


In the world of poetry there are would-be poets, workshop poets, promising poets, lovesick poets, university poets, and a few real poets.
~By James Broughton ~


I wrote things for the school's newspaper, and - like all teenagers - I dabbled in poetry.
~By Stephen Colbert ~


Poetry, it is often said and loudly so, is life's true mirror. But a monkey looking into a work of literature looks in vain for Socrates.
~By Franz Grillparzer ~


If I do a poetry reading I want people to walk out and say they feel better for having been there - not because you've done a comedy performance but because you're talking about your father dying or having young children, things that touch your soul.
~By Roger McGough ~


The poetry that sustains me is when I feel that, for a minute, the clouds have parted and I've seen ecstasy or something.
~By Rita Dove ~


I see a resurgence of interest in poetry. I am less optimistic about the prospects for the arts when it comes to federal funding.
~By Rita Dove ~


If you want to see mankind fully, look at a family. Within the family minds become organically one, and for this reason the family is total poetry.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


Superstition is the poetry of life.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


Poetry is a sort of homecoming.
~By Paul Celan ~


With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
~By Edgar Allan Poe ~


Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.
~By Vincent Van Gogh ~


That is what I did with Jack, and that's why he liked to do the readings with me because he knew I was there for him, and for our ability to blend the poetry and the music.
~By David Amram ~


Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else.
~By William Hazlitt ~


Among the American contemporaries I read with most enjoyment are several North Carolinians. I think the best poetry being written these days is being written by Southerners.
~By Robert Morgan ~


For my part, if I consider poetry as an object, I maintain that it is born of the necessity of adding a vocal sound (speech) to the hammering of the first tribal music.
~By Eugenio Montale ~


So now I have a collection of poetry by Aaron Neville and I give it to people I want to share it with. I'd like to publish it someday.
~By Aaron Neville ~


I look for poetry in English because it's the only language I read.
~By Jack Prelutsky ~


What does that represent? There was never any question in plastic art, in poetry, in music, of representing anything. It is a matter of making something beautiful, moving, or dramatic - this is by no means the same thing.
~By Fernand Leger ~


There are better ways we can transform this virulent hatred - by living our ideals, the Peace Corps, exchange students, teachers, exporting our music, poetry, blue jeans.
~By Helen Thomas ~


To know anything of a poet but his poetry is, so far as the poetry is concerned, to know something that may be entertaining, even delightful, but is certainly inessential.
~By John Drinkwater ~


It is a way we reassess our past. We can do that in poetry in ways we can't do in prose.
~By Peter Davison ~


That poetry survived in its formal agencies finally, and that prose survived to get something said.
~By Robert Creeley ~


We all need ways to express ourselves, and poetry is one of mine.
~By Jack Prelutsky ~


Traditional matter must be glorified, since it would be easier to listen to the re-creation of familiar stories than to quite new and unexpected things; the listeners, we must remember, needed poetry chiefly as the re-creation of tired hours.
~By Lascelles Abercrombie ~


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


And inasmuch as the bridge is a symbol of all such poetry as I am interested in writing it is my present fancy that a year from now I'll be more contented working in an office than ever before.
~By Hart Crane ~


A definition of poetry can only determine what poetry should be and not what poetry actually was and is; otherwise the most concise formula would be: Poetry is that which at some time and some place was thus named.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.
~By Voltaire ~


The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.
~By John Muir ~


The decision to write in prose instead of poetry is made more by the readers than by writers. Almost no one is interested in reading narrative in verse.
~By Robert Morgan ~


I think poetry has lost an awful lot of its muscle because nobody knows any. Nobody has to memorize poetry.
~By Peter Davison ~


For me, prose walks, poetry dances.
~By James Broughton ~


There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.
~By Emily Dickinson ~


There is also poetry written to be shouted in a square in front of an enthusiastic crowd. This occurs especially in countries where authoritarian regimes are in power.
~By Eugenio Montale ~


We simply have not kept in touch with poetry.
~By Paul Muldoon ~


Prior to Wordsworth, humor was an essential part of poetry. I mean, they don't call them Shakespeare comedies for nothing.
~By William Collins ~


I don't think Auden liked my poetry very much, he's very Anglican.
~By Stevie Smith ~


High and low culture come together in all Post Modern art, and American poetry is not excluded from this.
~By Diane Wakoski ~


The beauty, the poetry of the fear in their eyes. I didn't mind going to jail for, what, five, six hours? It was absolutely worth it.
~By Johnny Depp ~


But I can only write what the muse allows me to write. I cannot choose, I can only do what I am given, and I feel pleased when I feel close to concrete poetry - still.
~By Ian Hamilton Finlay ~


Poetry is the mother-tongue of the human race.
~By Johann G. Hamann ~


I often imagine that the longer he studies English literature the more the Japanese student must be astonished at the extraordinary predominance given to the passion of love both in fiction and in poetry.
~By Lafcadio Hearn ~


Romance like a ghost escapes touching; it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
~By George William Curtis ~


Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.
~By Robert Frost ~


Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence.
~By Norman O. Brown ~


In my opinion, the most significant works of the twentieth century are those that rise beyond the conceptual tyranny of genre; they are, at the same time, poetry, criticism, narrative, drama, etc.
~By Juan Goytisolo ~


The subject of Finnish poetry ought to have a special interest for the Japanese student, if only for the reason that Finnish poetry comes more closely in many respects to Japanese poetry than any other form of Western poetry.
~By Lafcadio Hearn ~


Listen, real poetry doesn't say anything; it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through anyone that suits you.
~By Jim Morrison ~


Poetry is a special use of language that opens onto the real. The business of the poet is truth telling, which is why in the Celtic tradition no one could be a teacher unless he or she was a poet.
~By Huston Smith ~


In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all.
~By Wallace Stevens ~


Concrete poets continue to turn out beautiful things, but to me they're more visual than oral, and they almost really belong on the wall rather than in a book. I haven't the least idea of where poetry is going.
~By James Laughlin ~


In politics, as in poetry, it is sometimes true that it is darkest before dawn.
~By Larry Summers ~


When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
~By John F. Kennedy ~


Poetry is something that happens in universities, in creative writing programs or in English departments.
~By Mark Strand ~


With Shakespeare and poetry, a new world was born. New dreams, new desires, a self consciousness was born. I desired to know to know myself in terms of the new standards set by these books.
~By Peter Abrahams ~


My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity.
~By Wilfred Owen ~


Because, in fact, women, feminists, do read my poetry, and they read it often with the power of their political interpretation. I don't care; that's what poetry is supposed to do.
~By Diane Wakoski ~


I think the best American poetry is the poetry that utilizes the resources of poetry rather than exploits the defects or triumphs of the poet's personality.
~By Mark Strand ~


I'm quite sure that most writers would sustain real poetry if they could, but it takes devotion and talent.
~By Marguerite Young ~


Well, if this is poetry, I'm certainly never going to write any myself.
~By James Schuyler ~


Poetry is, first and last, language - the rest is filler.
~By Mark Strand ~


Poetry is indispensable - if I only knew what for.
~By Jean Cocteau ~


Poetry has the virtue of being able to say twice as much as prose in half the time, and the drawback, if you do not give it your full attention, of seeming to say half as much in twice the time.
~By Christopher Fry ~


The completely solitary self: that's where poetry comes from, and it gets isolated by crisis, and those crises are often very intimate also.
~By Seamus Heaney ~

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May 8 ,2021
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