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Nations are born in the hearts of poets, they prosper and die in the hands of politicians.
~By Muhammad Iqbal ~


One of my favorite poets, Neruda, writes close to the bone. Though I know only a little Spanish, I like to compare the Spanish and English lines and see how the translator worked.
~By Anita Diament ~


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


Poets, like friends to whom you are in debt, you hate.
~By William Wycherley ~


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


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 ~


Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.
~By Albert Pike ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


All kids, when they go to school, are pretty good artists and dancers and singers and poets. All that gets buried, basically through being educated, or brainwashed.
~By William Wiley ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


I wonder what it means about American literary culture and its transmission when I consider the number of American poets who earn their living teaching creative writing in universities. I've ended up doing that myself.
~By Marilyn Hacker ~


We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
~By John Fowles ~


When critics are waiting to pounce upon poetic style on exactly the same grounds as if it were prose, the poets tremble.
~By John C. Ransom ~


Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
~By Aristotle ~


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


Poets are always ahead of things in a certain way, their sense of language and their vision.
~By Jim Jarmusch ~


Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity.
~By Samuel Beckett ~


Poets are Damned... but See with the Eyes of Angels.
~By Allen Ginsberg ~


Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
~By Percy Bysshe Shelley ~


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 ~


Of poets I put Virgil first - he was greatest.
~By Mary MacLane ~


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 ~


Women make us poets, children make us philosophers.
~By Malcolm De Chazal ~


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 ~


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


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


Most poets in their youth begin in adolescent sadness. I find it more rewarding to end in gladness.
~By James Broughton ~


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 ~


A lot of young poets today, from what I've heard and experienced, can't get their heads past George W. Bush, and I've heard so many poems about this democracy and this era of politics that I'm kind of bored by it.
~By Amber Tamblyn ~


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 ~


The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


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 ~


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 ~


Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument with them.
~By Thomas Hardy ~


Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
~By Zelda Fitzgerald ~


Poets can't resist the dramatic pull of their lives and so inevitably write autobiographical verse.
~By John Barton ~


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


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 ~


Without poets, without artists, men would soon weary of nature's monotony.
~By Guillaume Apollinaire ~


Reviewers are usually people who would have been, poets, historians, biographer, if they could. They have tried their talents at one thing or another and have failed; therefore they turn critic.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


All that a critic, as critic, can give poets is the deadly encouragement that never ceases to remind them of how heavy their inheritance is.
~By Harold Bloom ~


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 ~


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 ~


Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition.
~By Eli Khamarov ~


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


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


Most poets, like most people, try hard to be like someone they admire or they are possessed with an image of what they ought to be.
~By James Broughton ~


And if we must educate our poets and artists in science, we must educate our masters, labour and capital, in art.
~By John B. S. Haldane ~


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 ~


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


The cult of individuality and personality, which promotes painters and poets only to promote itself, is really a business. The greater the 'genius' of the personage, the greater the profit.
~By George Grosz ~


The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible.
~By T. S. Eliot ~


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 ~


There has been a time on earth when poets had been young and dead and famous - and were men. But now the poet as the tragic child of grandeur and destiny had changed. The child of genius was a woman, now, and the man was gone.
~By Tom Wolfe ~


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 ~


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


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


Poets write the words you have heard before but in a new sequence.
~By Brian Harris ~


Another one of the old poets, whose name has escaped my memory at present, called Truth the daughter of Time.
~By Aulus Gellius ~


A lot of poets too live on the margins of social acceptance, they certainly aren't in it for the money. William Blake - only his first book was legitimately published.
~By Jim Jarmusch ~


The scholars and poets of an earlier time can be read only with a dictionary to help.
~By Carl Sandburg ~


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


Poets are all who love, who feel great truths, And tell them; and the truth of truths is love.
~By Philip James Bailey ~


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 ~


The poet's other readers are the ancient poets, who look upon the freshly written pages from an incorruptible distance. Their poetic forms are permanent, and it is difficult to create new forms which can approach them.
~By Salvatore Quasimodo ~


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


They say poets write mostly for themselves; if anyone else likes it, well and good, if not, it doesn't matter; certainly, not to me.
~By Tom Glazer ~


Young poets bewail the passing of love; old poets, the passing of time. There is surprisingly little difference.
~By Mason Cooley ~


Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars - mere globs of gas atoms. I, too, can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more?
~By Richard P. Feynman ~


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


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


Children can write poetry and then, unless they're poets, they stop when reach puberty.
~By Dennis Potter ~


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


Poets are people who can still see the world through the eyes of children.
~By Alphonse Daudet ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


My sisters were going out with artists and poets, and eventually it was the creative world which attracted me.
~By Luc Ferrari ~


Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.
~By Robert Frost ~


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


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 ~


Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
~By Thomas Aquinas ~


I am what libraries and librarians have made me, with little assistance from a professor of Greek and poets.
~By Heraclitus ~


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


The poets' scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone. Genius survives; all else is claimed by death.
~By Edmund Spenser ~


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


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 ~


Travellers, like poets, are mostly an angry race: by falling into a daily fit of passion, I proved to the governor and his son, who were profuse in their attentions, that I was in earnest.
~By Richard Francis Burton ~

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