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


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


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


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 ~


Money is everywhere but so is poetry. What we lack are the poets.
~By Federico Fellini ~


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 ~


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


Frost is the most sophisticated of poets.
~By Peter Davison ~


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


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 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 ~


I do not think men have more talent. There are a great many women in the arts; novelists, painters, sculptors, poets-but the proportion is far lower in the field of song writing.
~By Dorothy Fields ~


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 ~


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


Poets don't draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.
~By Jean Cocteau ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement, psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what common sense and the poets have long known - that the essence of money is in its absolute worthlessness.
~By Norman O. Brown ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


I wonder what all those Chinese poets sound like in Chinese. I like their distilled quality.
~By Tom Verlaine ~


I've been influenced by poets as diverse as Dylan Thomas, Lewis Carroll, and Edgar Allan Poe.
~By Jack Prelutsky ~


The ancient Greek oral poets all had this anxiety about the deficiencies of their memories and always began poems by praying to the Muse to help them remember.
~By David Antin ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Poets that lasting marble seek Must come in Latin or in Greek.
~By Edmund Waller ~


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


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


Perhaps the old monks were right when they tried to root love out; perhaps the poets are right when they try to water it. It is a blood-red flower, with the color of sin; but there is always the scent of a god about it.
~By Olive Schreiner ~


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 ~


The Helicon of too many poets is not a hill crowned with sunshine and visited by the Muses and the Graces, but an old, mouldering house, full of gloom and haunted by ghosts.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


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


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


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 ~


Many men of science and poets have in their own manner, by various ways and means, and aided by others, sought unceasingly to create a more tolerable world for everyone.
~By Eyvind Johnson ~


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 ~


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


I'm not, by nature, a collaborator. My biggest influences were people like painters and poets. These are solitary workers.
~By Robert Wyatt ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


I make it clear why I write as I do and why other poets write as they do. After hundreds of experiments I decided to go my own way in style and see what would happen.
~By Carl Sandburg ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Poets, in their way, are practical men; they are interested in results.
~By Allen Tate ~


While I don't satisfy my curiosity about the way I work, I'm terribly curious about the way other poets work. But I would think that's true about many of us.
~By Thom Gunn ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


Never use the word 'audience.' The very idea of a public, unless the poet is writing for money, seems wrong to me. Poets don't have an 'audience'. They're talking to a single person all the time.
~By Robert Graves ~

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