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"Therefore" is a word the poet must not know. - Andre Gide
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. - Robert Frost
A poem is never finished, only abandoned. - Paul Valery
A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something e... - Edward M. Forster
A poet can survive everything but a misprint. - Oscar Wilde
A poet dares be just so clear and no clearer... He unzips the veil fro... - E. B. White
A poet is a bird of unearthly excellence, who escapes from his celesti... - Kahlil Gibran
A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman. - Wallace Stevens
A poet must leave traces of his passage, not proof. - Rene Char
A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote... - Yevgeny Yevtushenko
A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take s... - Salman Rushdie
A prose writer gets tired of writing prose, and wants to be a poet. So... - Samuel McChord Crothers
A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardene... - Jean Cocteau
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. - Oscar Wilde
Always be a poet, even in prose. - Charles Baudelaire
Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his l... - Jean Cocteau
Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written... - Alfred de Musset
Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisab... - A. E. Housman
Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poe... - Gustave Flaubert
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood. - T. S. Eliot
God is the perfect poet. - Robert Browning
He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry ... - Oscar Wilde
He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, ... - George Sand
I gave up on new poetry myself thirty years ago, when most of it began... - Russell Baker
I've written some poetry I don't understand myself. - Carl Sandburg
If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition mig... - Thomas Hardy
No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinker... - Horace
Perhaps no person can be a poet, or can even enjoy poetry, without a c... - Thomas B. Macaulay
Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason. - Novalis
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictio... - Kahlil Gibran
Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
Poetry is a packsack of invisible keepsakes. - Carl Sandburg
Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life. - William Hazlitt
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. - Carl Sandburg
Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experi... - Charles Simic
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poe... - Leonard Cohen
Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful. - Rita Dove
Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history. - Plato
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; ... - T. S. Eliot
Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned w... - Paul Engle
Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them. - Dennis Gabor
Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads. - Marianne Moore
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth. - Samuel Johnson
Poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly... - Carl Sandburg
Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look th... - Carl Sandburg
Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be int... - Salvatore Quasimodo
Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. - Edgar Allan Poe
Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits. - Carl Sandburg
Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. - Thomas Gray
Poetry is what gets lost in translation. - Robert Frost
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has fo... - Robert Frost
Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own high... - John Keats
Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession o... - Eli Khamarov
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Gr... - Don Marquis
Science is for those who learn; poetry, for those who know. - Joseph Roux
The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful.... - Robert Penn Warren
The poem is the point at which our strength gave out. - Richard Rosen
The poet doesn't invent. He listens. - Jean Cocteau
The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth. - Jean Cocteau
The poet is in the end probably more afraid of the dogmatist who wants... - Robert Penn Warren
The poet may be used as a barometer, but let us not forget that he is ... - Lionel Trilling
The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. - Gilbert K. Chesterton
There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing. - John Cage
There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, eithe... - Robert Graves
To be a poet is a condition, not a profession. - Robert Frost
To have great poets, there must be great audiences. - Walt Whitman
Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket. - Charles Simic
You can tear a poem apart to see what makes it tick... You're back wit... - Dylan Thomas
You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering... - John Ciardi
You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you. - Joseph Joubert