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Poetry should be common in experience but uncommon in books. (Quote by - Robert Frost)

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. (Quote by - Robert Frost)

One of Wordsworth's Lake District neighbours remarked, upon hearing of the poet's death "I suppose his son will carry on the business." (Quote by - Anonymous)

Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life. (Quote by - William Hazlitt)

Of trees I (Krishna) am the fig. (Quote by - Bhagavad Gita)

You can't write poetry on the computer. (Quote by - Quentin Tarantino)

Colour, which is the poet's wealth, is so expensive that most take to mere outline sketches and become men of science. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

Poetry comes with anger, hunger and dismay; it does not often visit groups of citizens sitting down to be literary together, and would appal them if it did. (Quote by - Christopher Morley)

When a poet's mind is perfectly equipped for its work, it is constantly amalgamating disparate experiences. (Quote by - T. S. Eliot)

The poet doesn't invent. He listens. (Quote by - Jean Cocteau)

To have great poets, there must be great audiences too. (Quote by - Walt Whitman)

A drainless shower of light is poesy; 'tis the supreme of power; 'tis might half slumb'ring on its own right arm. (Quote by - John Keats)

Imaginary gardens with real toads in them. (Quote by - Marianne Moore)

The crown of literature is poetry. It is its end and aim. It is the sublimest activity of the human mind. It is the achievement of beauty and delicacy. The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes. (Quote by - W. Somerset Maugham)

Only the poet has any right to be sorry for the poor, if he has anything to spare when he has thought of the dull, commonplace rich. (Quote by - William Bolitho)

Poets are mysterious, but a poet when all is said is not much more mysterious than a banker. (Quote by - Allen Tate)

There is as much difference between good poetry and fine verses, as between the smell of a flower-garden and of a perfumer's shop. (Quote by - Augustus William)

It is in self-limitation that a master first shows himself. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

A sold poem loses half its meaning. (Quote by - Glade Byron Addams)

Some force whole regions, in despite O' geography, to change their site; Make former times shake hands with latter, And that which was before come after; But those that write in rhyme still make The one verse for the other's sake; For one for sense, and one for rhyme, I think's sufficient at one time. (Quote by - Samuel Butler)

Poets are like magicians, searching for magical phrases to pull rabbits out of people's souls. (Quote by - Glade Byron Addams)

For florid prose, nor honied lies of rhyme, Can blazon evil deeds, or consecrate a crime. (Quote by - George Gordon Noel Byron)

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing. (Quote by - Edmund Burke)

When the brain gets as dry as an empty nut, When the reason stands on its squarest toes, When the mind (like a beard) has a formal cut,-- There is a place and enough for the pains of prose; But whenever the May-blood stires and glows, And the young year draws to the golden prime, And Sir Romeo sticks in his ear a rose,-- Then hey! for the ripple of laughing rhyme! (Quote by - Henry Austin Dobson)

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words. (Quote by - Paul Engle)

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