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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.

Edgar Allan Poe

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Wallace Stevens

If poetry should address itself to the same needs and aspirations, the same hopes and fears, to which the Bible addresses itself, it might rival it in distribution.

William Butler Yeats

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

Jorge Luis Borges

Poetry remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art.

Charles Baudelaire

Always be a poet, even in prose.

Stephen Colbert

I wrote things for the school's newspaper, and - like all teenagers - I dabbled in poetry.

T. S. Eliot

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.

William Wordsworth

For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing often times the still, sad music of humanity.

W. H. Auden

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.

William Butler Yeats

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

Johnny Depp

The beauty, the poetry of the fear in their eyes. I didn't mind going to jail for, what, five, six hours? It was absolutely worth it

W. H. Auden

Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders, that he is a literary aristocracy of one.

Charles Baudelaire

Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry.

Woody Allen

As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,' probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.

W. H. Auden

A poet can write about a man slaying a dragon, but not about a man pushing a button that releases a bomb.

John Dryden

Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.

Wallace Stevens

Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore.

Stevie Nicks

Everything on this record is what I really wanted to say, and I'm back to being the poet I always thought I was.

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!

Charlie Chaplin

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

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder

Vladimir Nabokov

Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.

Walt Whitman

And your very flesh shall be a great poem.

Edgar Allan Poe

I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.

Lord Byron

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

W. H. Auden

A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.

Jim Morrison

If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel.

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Henry David Thoreau

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

T. S. Eliot

Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time, but to prevent it from changing too rapidly.

Toni Morrison

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?

Vladimir Nabokov

Poetry involves the mysteries of the irrational perceived through rational words.

Jorge Luis Borges

Poetry is adolescence fermented and thus preserved


Ah! on Thanksgiving day.... When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more, And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before. What moistens the lips and what brightens the eye? What calls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie?

Jim Morrison

Listen, real poetry doesn't say anything; it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through anyone that suits you.

Virginia Woolf

I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.

William Wordsworth

The poet's darling.

Richard Burton

Travelers are like poets. They are mostly an angry race.

John Dryden

Like pilgrims to the appointed place we tend; The world's an inn, and death the journey's end.

Wallace Stevens

In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all.

Gwen Stefani

Writing songs is super intimate. It's a bit like getting naked.

Miguel de Cervantes

Modesty, is a virtue not often found among poets, for almost every one of them thinks himself the greatest in the world.

Nikki Giovanni

We love because it's the only true adventure.

Salvador Dali

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.

William Wordsworth

I listened, motionless and still; And, as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more.

Thomas Hobbes

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

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.

Carl Sandburg

Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

George Santayana

The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact measure of his importance and dignity.

Wallace Stevens

Money is a kind of poetry.

John Greenleaf Whittier

From the death of the old the new proceeds, and the life of truth from the death of creeds.

Edgar Allan Poe

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.

William Wordsworth

How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow.

Khalil Gibran

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

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

From morning till night May your Diwali be bright And as festival comes and go May your happiness grow And yours dreams be fulfilled even more.