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Poetry Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Poetry

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There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.
~By Jean de la Bruyere ~


Children seem naturally drawn to poetry - it's some combination of the rhyme, rhythm, and the words themselves.
~By Jack Prelutsky ~


I have always written poetry but I have never applied it to songwriting.
~By Janine Turner ~


My mother carried on and supported us; her ambition had been to write poetry and songs.
~By Philip Levine ~


I think that's what poetry does. It allows people to come together and identify with a common thing that is outside of themselves, but which they identify with from the interior.
~By Diane Wakoski ~


I have always wanted what I have now come to call the voice of personal narrative. That has always been the appealing voice in poetry. It started for me lyrically in Shakespeare's sonnets.
~By Diane Wakoski ~


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 ~


It's always a combination of physics and poetry that I find inspiring. It's hard to wrap your head around things like the Hubble scope.
~By Tom Hanks ~


I write poetry in order to live more fully.
~By Judith Rodriguez ~


Poetry is a mere drug, Sir.
~By George Farquhar ~


Writing poetry is the hard manual labor of the imagination.
~By Ishmael Reed ~


I will not leave a corner of my consciousness covered up, but saturate myself with the strange and extraordinary new conditions of this life, and it will all refine itself into poetry later on.
~By Isaac Rosenberg ~


Poetry was invented as an mnemonic device to enable people to remember their prayers.
~By Peter Davison ~


Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.
~By Yevgeny Yevtushenko ~


The poetry of heroism appeals irresistibly to those who don't go to a war, and even more to those whom the war is making enormously wealthy. It's always so.
~By Louis-Ferdinand Celine ~


That's a wonderful change that's taken place, and so most poetry today is published, if not directly by the person, certainly by the enterprise of the poet himself, working with his friends.
~By A. R. Ammons ~


But I don't think that poetry is a good, to use a contemporary word, venue, for current events.
~By Diane Wakoski ~


Poetry leads us to the unstructured sources of our beings, to the unknown, and returns us to our rational, structured selves refreshed.
~By A. R. Ammons ~


Such discussions help us very little to enjoy what has been well done in art or poetry, to discriminate between what is more and what is less excellent in them, or to use words like beauty, excellence, art, poetry, with a more precise meaning than they would otherwise have.
~By Walter Pater ~


Poetry is fascinating. As soon as it begins the poetry has changed the thing into something extra, and somehow prose can go over into poetry.
~By Michael Tippett ~


Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry.
~By Georges Braque ~


The first function of poetry is to tell the truth, to learn how to do that, to find out what you really feel and what you really think.
~By June Jordan ~


I use rock and jazz and blues rhythms because I love that music. I hope my poetry has a relationship with good-time rock'n roll.
~By Adrian Mitchell ~


The mystical poetry of William Blake's artwork also forms the basis for the album cover.
~By Bruce Dickinson ~


I always liked the magic of poetry but now I'm just starting to see behind the curtain of even the best poets, how they've used, tried and tested craft to create the illusion. Wonderful feeling of exhilaration to finally be there.
~By David Knopfler ~


Poetry had far better imply things than preach them directly... in the open pulpit her voice grows hoarse and fails.
~By F. L. Lucas ~


Poetry asks people to have values, form opinions, care about some other part of experience besides making money and being successful on the job.
~By Toi Derricotte ~


Poetry proceeds from the totality of man, sense, imagination, intellect, love, desire, instinct, blood and spirit together.
~By Jacques Maritain ~


Once every five hundred years or so, a summary statement about poetry comes along that we can't imagine ourselves living without.
~By A. R. Ammons ~


I've done a number of readings at poetry lounges in Vancouver and Los Angeles. I've compiled a book of poetry that's completed, and two others I'm working on.
~By Corin Nemec ~


I do not go in search of poetry. I wait for poetry to visit me.
~By Eugenio Montale ~


Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
~By Carl Sandburg ~


I hardly remember how I started to write poetry. It's hard to imagine what I thought poetry could do.
~By David Antin ~


I definitely wish to distinguish American poetry from British or other English language poetry.
~By Diane Wakoski ~


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


I like the beauty of Faulkner's poetry. But I don't like his themes, not at all.
~By Manuel Puig ~


Thinking in its lower grades, is comparable to paper money, and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry.
~By Henry Ellis ~


Music is more emotional than prose, more revolutionary than poetry. I'm not saying I've got the answers, just a of questions that I don't hear other artists asking.
~By Malcolm Wilson ~


Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people.
~By Adrian Mitchell ~


I come here to speak poetry. It will always be in the grass. It will also be necessary to bend down to hear it. It will always be too simple to be discussed in assemblies.
~By Boris Pasternak ~


I came to poetry through the urgent need to denounce injustice, exploitation, humiliation. I know that's not enough to change the world. But to remain silent would have been a kind of intolerable complicity.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~


I do not see how a man can work on the frontiers of physics and write poetry at the same time. They are in opposition.
~By Paul Dirac ~


I started off in England and very few people knew I was Australian. I mean, the clues were in the poems, but they didn't read them very carefully, and so for years and years I was considered completely part of the English poetry scene.
~By Peter Porter ~


You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you.
~By Joseph Joubert ~


For poetry there exists neither large countries nor small. Its domain is in the heart of all men.
~By Giorgos Seferis ~


They need to learn poetry. They don't need to learn about poetry. They don't need to be told how to interpret poetry. They don't need to be told how to understand poetry. They need to learn it.
~By Peter Davison ~


Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.
~By Thomas Mann ~


However, I learned something. I thought that if the young person, the student, has poetry in him or her, to offer them help is like offering a propeller to a bird.
~By Norman MacCaig ~


There are distinct duties of a poet laureate. I plan a reading series at the Library of Congress and advise the librarian. The rest is how I want to promote poetry.
~By Rita Dove ~


Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
~By Virginia Woolf ~


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


The same people who are murdered slowly in the mechanized slaughterhouses of work are also arguing, singing, drinking, dancing, making love, holding the streets, picking up weapons and inventing a new poetry.
~By Raoul Vaneigem ~


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


Wine is bottled poetry.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences and ask themselves with how many people and on how many occasions they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another.
~By W. H. Auden ~


But in the finished art of the song the use of words has no connection with the use of words in poetry.
~By John Drinkwater ~


We recognise in the finished art, which is the result of these conditions, the best words in the best order - poetry; and to put this essential poetry into different classes is impossible.
~By John Drinkwater ~


I despair of ever writing excellent poetry.
~By Isaac Rosenberg ~


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 ~


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 ~


But the gravest difficulty, and perhaps the most important, in poetry meant solely for recitation, is the difficulty of achieving verbal beauty, or rather of making verbal beauty tell.
~By Lascelles Abercrombie ~


Humour is a fine line to walk in poetry, as in fiction. I just think it's harder to write. It's harder to keep the respect of the reader too.
~By George Murray ~


Plot, rules, nor even poetry, are not half so great beauties in tragedy or comedy as a just imitation of nature, of character, of the passions and their operations in diversified situations.
~By Horace Walpole ~


If poetry alters the way in which the reader views the world, then it has had its desired effect.
~By John Barton ~


Women are treated as unjustly in poetry as in life. The feminine ones are not idealistic, and the idealistic not feminine.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


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 ~


Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.
~By Salvatore Quasimodo ~


Clarity, clarity, surely clarity is the most beautiful thing in the world, A limited, limiting clarity I have not and never did have any motive of poetry But to achieve clarity.
~By George Oppen ~


I am not ridiculing verbal mechanisms, dreams, or repressions as origins of poetry; all three of them and more besides may have a great deal to do with it.
~By Allen Tate ~


I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
~By Edgar Allan Poe ~


Poetry uses the hub of a torque converter for a jello mold.
~By Diane Glancy ~


When I was younger, I felt it was my duty to wake people up. I thought poetry was asleep. I thought rock 'n' roll was asleep.
~By Patti Smith ~


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


That's the way it is with poetry: When it is incomprehensible it seems profound, and when you understand it, it is only ridiculous.
~By Galway Kinnell ~


Instead of trying to come up and pontificate on what literature is, you need to talk with children, to teachers, and make sure they get poetry in the curriculum early.
~By Rita Dove ~


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


The sources of poetry are in the spirit seeking completeness.
~By Muriel Rukeyser ~


Let me read you some of my poetry. My poetry just takes me to another level.
~By Rick Fox ~


Slowly poetry becomes visual because it paints images, but it is also musical: it unites two arts into one.
~By Eugenio Montale ~


Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
~By Robert Frost ~


Perhaps there is an idea among Japanese students that one general difference between Japanese and Western poetry is that the former cultivates short forms and the latter longer ones, gut this is only in part true.
~By Lafcadio Hearn ~


You don't go after poetry, you take what comes. Maybe the gods do it through me but I certainly do a hell of a lot of the work.
~By Phyllis Gotlieb ~


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


When I was in college, I used to write little ditties and short stories and poetry for my friends. Writing a book is another thing. It is so much different from my traditional day of dirty fingernails and greasy hair and hot pans.
~By Mario Batali ~


I've written some poetry I don't understand myself.
~By Carl Sandburg ~


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 ~


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 ~


It's just poetry, beauty and love. How hard can that be to act?
~By Robin Wright Penn ~


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 ~


Poetry remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art.
~By Jorge Luis Borges ~


I've got a book of poetry by the bed, one of these big collections that goes back to the Greeks and Romans.
~By Martin C. Smith ~


There is poetry even in prose, in all the great prose which is not merely utilitarian or didactic: there exist poets who write in prose or at least in more or less apparent prose; millions of poets write verses which have no connection with poetry.
~By Eugenio Montale ~


Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They wade through it the way a boy wades through water, feeling with his toes for the bottom: The echoes are the bottom.
~By Wallace Stevens ~


I never think about poetry except when I'm writing it. I mean my poetry.
~By Norman MacCaig ~


To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
~By John Ruskin ~


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 ~


My art and poetry is very political now. Because you've got to find that truth within you and express yourself. Somewhere out there, I know, there will be people who will listen.
~By Jack Bowman ~


Have you ever heard a good joke? If you've ever heard someone just right, with the right pacing, then you're already on the way to poetry. It's about using words in very precise ways and using gesture.
~By Rita Dove ~


The great function of poetry is to give back to us the situations of our dreams.
~By Gaston Bachelard ~


Poetry should be able to reach everybody, and it should be able to appeal to all levels of understanding.
~By Peter Davison ~

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