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As soon as war is declared it will be impossible to hold the poets back. Rhyme is still the most effective drum.
~By Jean Giraudoux ~


The Language Poets are writing only about language itself. The Ashbery poets are writing only about poetry itself. That seems to me a kind of dead end.
~By Robert Morgan ~


Poets are born, not paid.
~By Addison Mizner ~


It is possible that Mount Olympus may have supplied the poets with the hint for saying that Jupiter obtained the kingdom of heaven, because Olympus is the common name both of the mountain and of heaven.
~By Lactantius ~


The American public does not know poets exist.
~By James Broughton ~


She knows more of love than the poets can say, and her eyes offer something that won't go away.
~By Harry Chapin ~


At the age of 18 all young poets are sure they will be dead at 21 - of old age.
~By Marguerite Young ~


American poets celebrate their bodies, very specifically, as Whitman did.
~By Diane Wakoski ~


It is quite true, as some poets said, that the God who created man must have had a sinister sense of humor, creating him a reasonable being, yet forcing him to take this ridiculous posture, and driving him with blind craving for this ridiculous performance.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


At this moment, by an undeserved stroke of fortune, I am the direct voice of the poets of my race and the indirect voice for the noble Spanish and Portuguese tongues.
~By Gabriela Mistral ~


The south produced statesmen and soldiers, planters and doctors and lawyers and poets, but certainly no engineers and mechanics. Let Yankees adopt such low callings.
~By Margaret Mitchell ~


I think that is where poetry reading becomes such an individual thing. I mean I have friend who like poets who just don't say anything to me at all, I mean they seem to me rather ordinary and pedestrian.
~By James Laughlin ~


The worth of a civilization or a culture is not valued in the terms of its material wealth or military power, but by the quality and achievements of its representative individuals - its philosophers, its poets and its artists.
~By Herbert Read ~


Great men are rare, poets are rarer, but the great man who is a poet, transfiguring his greatness, is the rarest of all events.
~By John Drinkwater ~


The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods.
~By Socrates ~


Modern poets talk against business, poor things, but all of us write for money. Beginners are subjected to trial by market.
~By Robert Frost ~


Well, we all start thinking we're going to be Romantic rock stars, but then reality hits and you realize no one reads you but other poets.
~By George Murray ~


Poets wish to profit or to please.
~By Horace ~


In working on a poem, I love to revise. Lots of younger poets don't enjoy this, but in the process of revision I discover things.
~By Rita Dove ~


I think one of the things that language poets are very involved with is getting away from conventional ideas of beauty, because those ideas contain a certain attitude toward women, certain attitudes toward sex, certain attitudes toward race, etc.
~By Diane Wakoski ~


Poets, we know, are terribly sensitive people, and in my observation one of the things they are most sensitive about is money.
~By Robert Penn Warren ~


Maybe there are three or four really good poets in a generation.
~By Kenneth Koch ~


But there is some way in which poets believe that and this is dangerous, too believe that their calling gives them a certain freedom. A certain freedom to live in a free way.
~By Peter Davison ~


Poets deal in writing about feelings and trying to find the language and images for intense feelings.
~By Carol Ann Duffy ~


Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
~By T. S. Eliot ~


Artist - musicians, painters, writers, poets, always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life.
~By Billy Joel ~


I was at a benefit for some imprisoned students in the '60s at San Francisco State, and there were lots of poets reading for the benefit: one was Elizabeth Bishop.
~By Thom Gunn ~


There are very few great poets in the world.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~


And some poets are far better read off the page because they're very bad speakers. I'm thinking of one in particular whom I won't name, a good poet, and he reads in such a dry, boring way, your eyes start drooping.
~By Norman MacCaig ~


I'm inspired by the poets, so I'm always going to give in that direction, rather than in any other. It's the making of me... and also the downfall of me.
~By Roy Harper ~


He was certainly in a confused state. I used to go and visit him in Callan Park. They were really - to me they were the best poets those two writing in those days but it wasn't very encouraging because, well, they weren't getting far were they?
~By Robert Adamson ~


The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.
~By Christopher Morley ~


Science is not addressed to poets.
~By George Henry Lewes ~


The community of poets I belong to is not as close as it used to be, if only for the fact that our lives have become busier: jobs, children, and the like.
~By John Barton ~


I took to wearing a black tie known as the Ascot, with long drooping ends. I had seen pictures of painters, sculptors, poets, wearing this style of tie.
~By Carl Sandburg ~


The trouble with the performance poets is that they don't seem to have read anything. So there is not a real sense of the poetic tradition in their work.
~By Peter Davison ~


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 ~


Travelers are like poets. They are mostly an angry race.
~By Richard Burton ~


San Francisco has long been a leader in the arts, nurturing generations of painters, sculptors, poets, novelists, playwrights, film-makers, and performing artists and innovators of every kind.
~By Gavin Newsom ~


In our period, they say there is free speech. They say there is no penalty for poets, There is no penalty for writing poems. They say this. This is the penalty.
~By Muriel Rukeyser ~


I hate the whole race. There is no believing a word they say, your professional poets, I mean there never existed a more worthless set than Byron and his friends for example.
~By Arthur Wellesley ~


Modesty, tis a virtue not often found among poets, for almost every one of them thinks himself the greatest in the world.
~By Miguel De Cervantes ~


Yes, you can feel very alone as a poet and you sometimes think, is it worth it? Is it worth carrying on? But because there were other poets, you became part of a scene. Even though they were very different writers, it made it easier because you were together.
~By Roger McGough ~


Poets yearn, of course, to be published, read, and understood, but they do little, if anything, to set themselves above the common herd and the daily grind.
~By Wislawa Szymborska ~


If sexual intercourse, as the poets tell us, began in 1963, it was another decade and a half before the American political system began to take notice.
~By Michael Kinsley ~


When I began writing, I didn't read any other children's poets... I didn't want to be influenced until I'd found my own voice. Now I read them all.
~By Jack Prelutsky ~


I was always interested in French poetry sort of as a sideline to my own work, I was translating contemporary French poets. That kind of spilled out into translation as a way to earn money, pay for food and put bread on the table.
~By Paul Auster ~


Living at that pitch, on that edge, is something which many poets engage in to some extent.
~By Paul Muldoon ~


My favorite poets may not be your bread and butter. I have more favorite poems than favorite poets.
~By Rita Dove ~


Lyrics have to be underwritten. That's why poets generally make poor lyric writers because the language is too rich. You get drowned in it.
~By Stephen Sondheim ~


And thus it was that I started to wonder why Robert Burns is so important to us. We have other poets, and other writers, and other heroes, yet we do not afford them the veneration that we afford to Robert Burns.
~By Len G. Murray ~


All poets' wives have rotten lives Their husbands look at them like knives.
~By Delmore Schwartz ~


We have to raise the consciousness; the only way poets can change the world is to raise the consciousness of the general populace.
~By Lawrence Ferlinghetti ~


Poets lose half the praise they should have got, Could it be known what they discreetly blot.
~By Edmund Waller ~


I've had trouble with criticism, I guess. It's hard to know what role criticism plays in either encouraging poets or in getting other people to read them.
~By Kenneth Koch ~


The poets whom I knew then were all men and all seemed dauntingly sure of themselves - although I am sure that really they were as uncertain as I was.
~By Helen Dunmore ~


Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance.
~By Jean Anouilh ~


But poets were not considered dangerous and they were advised to exercise self-censorship. At most, poets were requested not to write at all. I took advantage of this negative liberty.
~By Eugenio Montale ~


Though I may deny poets their monopoly on inspiration, I still place them in a select group of Fortune's darlings.
~By Wislawa Szymborska ~


Irish poets, learn your trade, sing whatever is well made, scorn the sort now growing up all out of shape from toe to top.
~By William Butler Yeats ~


There are some fine books and essays about that. Lewis Hyde has written about alcoholism and poets and the role that society gives its writers - encouraging them to die.
~By Sharon Olds ~


Poets have to be sensitive to their audience, but it does not mean that they censor themselves. I realise my audience is diverse. Some will read with empathy and curiosity while others will take offense.
~By John Barton ~


It is strange, how quickly people want to obligate their poets, as it were, on the exile.
~By Peter Bichsel ~


People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry, and that's a mistake. One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated.
~By Lucille Clifton ~


But are not the dreams of poets and the tales of travellers notoriously false?
~By H. P. Lovecraft ~


Poetry is the work of poets, not of peoples or communities; artistic creation can never be anything but the production of an individual mind.
~By Lascelles Abercrombie ~


I don't think it's by accident that I was first attracted to translating two French women poets.
~By Marilyn Hacker ~


A Shakespeare could have arisen only on English soil. In the same way, your great dramatists and poets express the nature and essence of the Norwegian people, but they also express that which is universally valid for all mankind.
~By Gustav Stresemann ~


Example moves the world more than doctrine. The great exemplars are the poets of action, and it makes little difference whether they be forces for good or forces for evil.
~By Henry Miller ~


Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others.
~By Antonin Artaud ~


Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, but an indispensable experience, which entitles them to mistake it for a universal one.
~By Hannah Arendt ~


Pound's crazy. All poets are. They have to be. You don't put a poet like Pound in the loony bin.
~By Ernest Hemingway ~


Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
~By Plato ~


Anthropologists are a connecting link between poets and scientists; though their field-work among primitive peoples has often made them forget the language of science.
~By Robert Graves ~


America may have great poets and novelists, but she never will have more than one necromancer.
~By Rebecca H. Davis ~


I don't know if younger poets read a lot of, you know, the poets - the established poets. There was a lot of pretty boring stuff to sort of put up with and to add to, to make something vital from.
~By Robert Adamson ~


Poets go through a very tough apprenticeship in the use of words.
~By Helen Dunmore ~


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


It's easy to understand why the most beautiful poems about England in the spring were written by poets living in Italy at the time.
~By Philip Dunne ~


Southern poets are still writing narrative poems, poems in forms, dramatic poems.
~By Robert Morgan ~


Poets, like whores, are only hated by each other.
~By William Wycherley ~


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 ~


In Russia all tyrants believe poets to be their worst enemies.
~By Yevgeny Yevtushenko ~


Intellectuals, academics, writers and poets were an important force in the early groups of volunteers. They had the means to get to Spain and were accustomed to travelling, whereas very few workers had left British shores.
~By Bill Alexander ~


Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
~By Alphonse de Lamartine ~


It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
~By Aristotle ~


Till now poets were privileged to insert a certain proportion of nonsense - very far in excess of one-half of one per cent - into their otherwise sober documents.
~By John C. Ransom ~


In The Doors we have both musicians and poets, and both know of each other's art, so we can effect a synthesis.
~By Robby Krieger ~


I have learned so much from working with other poets, travelling and reading with them, spending days discussing poems in progress. There is the sense that we are all, as writers, part of something which is more powerful than any of us.
~By Helen Dunmore ~


Saints have no moderation, nor do poets, just exuberance.
~By Anne Sexton ~


But the West did not last long enough. Its folk myths and heroes became stage properties of Hollywood before the poets had begun to get to work on them.
~By Christopher Dawson ~


Francis Webb is easily our greatest poet and one of the greatest poets in the world but he's hardly ever mentioned.
~By Robert Adamson ~


Maybe the example of Southern fiction writing has been so powerful that Southern poets have sort of keyed themselves to that.
~By Robert Morgan ~


Rarest of the real poets are born poets. They are the oddballs, not the professors.
~By James Broughton ~


I think of poets as outlaw visionaries in a way.
~By Jim Jarmusch ~


It's difficult to get films made, especially films about poets.
~By Dougray Scott ~


Whilst in Prussia poets only speak of the love of country as one of the dearest of all human affections, here there is no man who does not feel, and describe with rapture, how much he loves his country.
~By Karl Philipp Moritz ~


Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers.
~By George Orwell ~


Many poets write books. They'll tell you: Well, I've got my next book, but there are two poems I need to write, one about x, one about y. This is a wonder to me.
~By Sharon Olds ~


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 ~

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