Quotes on poetry are nothing but beautiful lines with deep meaning hidden in between them. Read the following famous quotations and sayings on poetry to learn more.

Poetry Quotes

‘Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.’ Dennis Gabor. Only a poet could have explained poetry so beautifully. Subtle, deep, exquisite, elegant - a poem is all that and more. The words are stringed together in perfect harmony to give a delightful composition. Reading a magnificent piece of poetry will make you a bit philosophical and ensure that you enjoy every bit of the experience. A poem usually comes from experience and is therefore heartfelt and earnest. Read the following famous quotations and sayings on poetry to know more.

A man's mind is wont to tell him more than seven watchmen sitting in a tower.

- Rudyard Kipling

The blood jet is poetry and there is no stopping it.

- Sylvia Plath

Down to Gehenna, or up to the Throne, He travels the fastest who travels alone.

- Rudyard Kipling

And your very flesh shall be a great poem.

- Walt Whitman

The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.

- Salvador Dali

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.

- Lord Byron

How goodness heightens beauty.

- Milan Kundera

Metaphors are dangerous. Love begins with a metaphor. Which is to say, love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory.

- Milan Kundera

I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.

- Henry David Thoreau

A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.

- Charlie Chaplin

We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.

- Maria Montessori

Chicago sounds rough to the maker of verse. One comfort we have - Cincinnati sounds worse.

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Peace goes into the making of a poem as flour goes into the making of bread.

- Pablo Neruda

My opinion is that a poet should express the emotion of all the ages and the thought of his own.

- Thomas Hardy

A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

Such truth, as opposeth no man's profit, nor pleasure, is to all men welcome.

- Thomas Hobbes

A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.

- Orson Welles

But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

- William Butler Yeats

Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!

- William Butler Yeats

How far away the stars seem, and how far is our first kiss, and ah, how old my heart.

- William Butler Yeats

I think it better that in times like these a poet's mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right.

- William Butler Yeats

I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so in whining poetry.

- John Donne

The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.

- John Muir

A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long.

- E. E. Cummings

If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things made matter very little - somebody who is obsessed by Making.

- E. E. Cummings

Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance... poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music.

- Ezra Pound

To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears.

- Octavio Paz

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.

- William Shakespeare

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.

- Kahlil Gibran

O! Let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven; keep me in temper; I would not be mad.

- King Lear , William Shakespeare

A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.

- Salman Rushdie

Be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning, not to find yours.

- Salman Rushdie

Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.

- Leonard Cohen

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

- Allen Ginsberg

The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That's what poetry does.

- Allen Ginsberg

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.

- Ray Bradbury

You marvel at the economy and this choice of words. How many ways can you describe the sky and the moon? After Sylvia Plath, what can you say?

- Toni Morrison

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.

- Abraham Maslow

I have nothing to say, I am saying it, and that is poetry.

- John Cage

There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.

- John Cage

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