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The poet is the priest of the invisible. (Quote by - Wallace Stevens)

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

For what is a poem but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding: it is the deepest part of autobiography. (Quote by - Robert Penn Warren)

Happiness is sharing a bowl of cherries and a book of poetry with a shade tree. He doesn't eat much and doesn't read much, but listens well and is a most gracious host. (Quote by - Astrid Alauda)

He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realise. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of Nature. (Quote by - Augustus William)

Poetry is man's rebellion against being what he is. (Quote by - James Branch Cabell)

The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's. (Quote by - G. K. Chesterton)

You don't have to suffer to be a poet. Adolescence is enough suffering for anyone. (Quote by - John Ciardi)

I don't create poetry, I create myself, for me my poems are a way to me. (Quote by - Edith Södergran)

A poem is never finished, only abandoned. (Quote by - Paul Valery)

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth. (Quote by - Jean Cocteau)

The essentials of poetry are rhythm, dance, and the human voice. (Quote by - Earle Birney)

No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written: he may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing. (Quote by - T. S. Eliot)

Poetry is all nouns and verbs. (Quote by - Marianne Moore)

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason. (Quote by - Novalis)

I've written some poetry I don't understand myself. (Quote by - Carl Sandburg)

A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote. (Quote by - Yevgeny Yentushenko)

Poetry is not always words. (Quote by - Audrey Foris)

Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie. (Quote by - Jean Cocteau)

Poetry must be as new as foam, and as old as the rock. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. (Quote by - Edgar Allan Poe)

It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skilfully. (Quote by - Aristotle)

The poet... may be used as a barometer, but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather. (Quote by - Lionel Trilling)


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