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

Poets and painters are outside the class system, or rather they constitute a special class of their own, like the circus people and the gypsies. (Quote by - Gerald Brenan)

Poets are sultans, if they had their will: For every author would his brother kill. (Quote by - Roger Boyle)

A good poet is someone who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times. (Quote by - Randall Jarrell)

Ages elapsed ere Homer's lamp appeared, And ages ere the Mantuan Swan was heard; To carry nature lengths unknown before, To give a Milton birth, asked ages more. (Quote by - William Cowper)

There is a pleasure in poetic pains, Which only poets know. (Quote by - William Cowper)

A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape and significance of the universe, helps to extend everyone's knowledge of himself and the world around him. (Quote by - Dylan Thomas)

Who all in raptures their own works rehearse, And drawl out measur'd prose, which they call verse. (Quote by - Charles Churchill)

There's nothing great Nor small, has said a poet of our day, Whose voice will ring beyond the curfew of eve And not be thrown out by the matin's bell. (Quote by - Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

Greece, sound, thy Homer's, Rome thy Virgil's name, But England's Milton equals both in fame. (Quote by - William Cowper)

Poets alone are sure of immortality; they are the truest diviners of nature. (Quote by - Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton)

O brave poets, keep back nothing; Nor mix falsehood with the whole! Look up Godward! speak the truth in Worthy song from earnest soul! Hold, in high poetic duty, Truest Truth the fairest Beauty. (Quote by - Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

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

Poetry is not a profession, it's a destiny. (Quote by - Mikhail Dudan)

One fine day, Says Mister Mucklewraith to me, says he. So! you're a poet in your house, and smiled. A Poet? God forbid, I cried; and then It all came out: how Andrew slyly sent Verse to the paper; how they printed it In Poet's Corner. (Quote by - Robert Williams Buchanan)

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)

Before verse can be human again it must learn to be brutal. (Quote by - J. M. Synge)

There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money either. (Quote by - Robert Graves)

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

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

I have never yet known a poet who did not think himself super-excellent. (Quote by - Marcus Tullius Cicero)

And poets by their sufferings grow,-- As if there were no more to do, To make a poet excellent, But only want and discontent. (Quote by - Samuel Butler)

Most joyful let the Poet be, it is through him that all men see. (Quote by - William Ellery Channing)

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

And spare the poet for his subject's sake. (Quote by - William Cowper)


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