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Most people do not believe in anything very much and our greatest poetry is given to us by those that do. (Quote by - Cyril Connolly)

There are nine and sixty ways of constructing tribal lays, and every single one of them is right. (Quote by - Rudyard Kipling)

You speak As one who fed on poetry. (Quote by - Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton)

Your prayer can be poetry, and poetry can be your prayer. (Quote by - Noelani Day)

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them. (Quote by - Dennis Gabor)

The true poem is the poet's mind. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Everything in creation has its appointed painter or poet and remains in bondage like the princess in the fairy tale 'til its appropriate liberator comes to set it free. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history. (Quote by - Plato)

Poetry is truth dwelling in beauty. (Quote by - Robert Gilfillan)

Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry. (Quote by - Gustave Flaubert)

Perhaps no person can be a poet, or can even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind. (Quote by - Thomas Babington Macaulay)

Our poetry in the eighteenth century was prose; our prose in the seventeenth, poetry. (Quote by - Augustus William)

Prose--words in their best order;--poetry--the best words in their best order. (Quote by - Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Poetry is what gets lost in translation. (Quote by - John Fletcher)

Twas he that ranged the words at random flung, Pierced the fair pearls and them together strung. (Quote by - Bidpai)

When a great poet has lived, certain things have been done once for all, and cannot be achieved again. (Quote by - T. S. Eliot)

Poetry is a packsack of invisible keepsakes. (Quote by - Carl Sandburg)

With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion. (Quote by - Edgar Allan Poe)

Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth--the true poet is very near the oracle. (Quote by - Edwin Hubbel Chapin)

A poet can survive everything but a misprint. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

Each man carries within him the soul of a poet who died young. (Quote by - Sainte-Beuve)

Poetry should should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance. (Quote by - John Keats)

A poet dares be just so clear and no clearer He unzips the veil from beauty, but does not remove it. A poet utterly clear is a trifle glaring. (Quote by - E. B. White)

Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. (Quote by - Leonard Cohen)

Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry. (Quote by - Charles Baudelaire)


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