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All the arts come from God and are to be respected as divine inventions
- John Calvin Quote / Quotation.

Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul,
and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject
- John Keats

A poet is the most unpoetical of anything in existence because he has no identity; he is
continually informing and filling some other body
- Keats Quote / Quotation

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Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge
- William Wordsworth Quote / Quotation

Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand
- Plato

The audience for social poetry is here and waiting on poetry speaking to the new evolving political rhythms of  our existence, divorced of obscure references, mythic Greek figures and greeting card mush
- Mark Antony Rossi Quote / Quotation

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No man was ever yet a great poet, without being at the same time a profound philosopher. For poetry is the
blossom and the fragrance of all human knowledge, human thoughts, human passions, emotions, language
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

One demands two things of a poem. Firstly, it must be a well-made verbal object that does honor to the language
in whichit is written. Secondly, it must say something significant about a reality common to us all, but
perceived from a unique perspective. What the poet says has never been said before, but,
 once he has said it, his readers recognize its validity for themselves
- W. H. Auden Quote / Quotation

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Poets are all who love, who feel great truths, and tell them: and the truth of truths is love
- Philip James Bailey Quote / Quotation
A man would do well to carry a pencil in his pocket and write down the thoughts of the moment.
Those that come unsought are commonly the most valuable and should be secured, they seldom return
- Francis Bacon
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash
- Leonard Cohen Quote / Quotation
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There is a pleasure in poetic pains which only poets know
- William Cowper
Not every poem's good because it's ancient, Nor mayst thou blame it just because it's new,
Fair critics test, and prove, and so pass judgment; Fools praise or blame as they hear others do.
- Buddhist Quote / Quotation  
Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful
- Rita Dove Quote / Quotation
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Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood
-T. S. Eliot
Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason
- Novalis Quote / Quotation
He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet,
though he has never written a line in all his life
- George Sand
A poem is never finished, only abandoned
- Paul Valery
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A poet is a bird of unearthly excellence, who escapes from his celestial realm arrives in this world warbling.
If we do not cherish him, he spreads his wings and flies back into his homeland
- Kahlil Gibran Quote / Quotation
Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal
which the reader recognizes as his own
- Salvatore Quasimodo
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To have great poets, there must be great audiences
- Walt Whitman Quote / Quotation
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words
- Robert Frost
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A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom
- Robert Frost Quote / Quotation
You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you
- Joseph Joubert
Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts,
and appear almost a remembrance
- John Keats
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Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits
- Carl Sandburg Quote / Quotation
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance
- Carl Sandburg
There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either
- Robert Graves Quote / Quotation
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Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn
- Thomas Gray
To have great poets, there must be great audiences
- Walt Whitman Quote / Quotation
To be a poet is a condition, not a profession
- Robert Frost
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A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself
- E. M. Forster Quote / Quotation
The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
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Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth
- Samuel Johnson
Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo
- Don Marquis Quote / Quotation
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality,
but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know
what it means to want to escape from these things
- T. S. Eliot
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Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition
- Eli Khamarov Quote / Quotation
It is the job of poetry to clean up our word-clogged reality by creating silences around things
- Stephen Mallarme
Poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air. Poetry is a search for syllables
to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable. Poetry is a phantom script telling how
rainbows are made and why they go away
- Carl Sandburg Quote / Quotation
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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
A poet dares be just so clear and no clearer... He unzips the veil from beauty,
but does not remove it. A poet utterly clear is a trifle glaring
- E. B. White Quote / Quotation
A poet is an unhappy being whose heart is torn by secret sufferings, but whose lips are so strangely
formed thatwhen the sighs and the cries escape them, they sound like beautiful music...
and then people crowd about thepoet and say to him: "Sing for us soon again;"
that is asmuch as to say, "May new sufferings torment your soul"
- Soren Kierkegaard 
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A poet can survive everything but a misprint
- Oscar Wilde
You can tear a poem apart to see what makes it tick... You're back with the mystery of having been moved
by words. The best craftsmanship always leaves holes and gaps... so that something that is not in the
poem can creep, crawl, flash or thunder in
- Dylan Thomas Quote / Quotation
Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and
blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words
- Paul Engle
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A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses
- Jean Cocteau

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