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'Make a remark,' said the Red Queen; 'it's ridiculous to leave all the conversation to the pudding!'
Lewis Carroll
A beautiful line of verse has twelve feet, and two wings.
Jules Renard
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
Robert Frost
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
Robert Frost
A poem begins with a lump in the throat
Robert Frost
A poet can write about a man slaying a dragon, but not about a man pushing a button that releases a bomb
W. H. Auden
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
A poet more than thirty years old is simply an overgrown child
Henry Louis Mencken
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.
W. H. Auden
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.
Plato
Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences and ask themselves with how many people and on how many occasions they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another
W. H. Auden
By poetry we mean the art of employing of words in such a manner as to produce an illusion on the imagination; the art of doing by means of words, what the painter does by means of colors
Thomas Babington Macaulay
Cruel with guilt, and daring with despair, the midnight murderer bursts the faithless bar; invades the sacred hour of silent rest and leaves, unseen, a dagger in your breast.
Samuel Johnson
Dancing is the poetry of the foot.
John Dryden
Don't be too harsh to these poems until they're typed. I always think typescript lends some sort of certainty: at least, if the things are bad then, they appear to be bad with conviction.
Dylan Thomas
Every old poem is sacred.
Horace
Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry.
Gustave Flaubert
For him in vain the envious seasons roll, Who bears eternal summer in his soul.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
From the poetry of Lord Byron they drew a system of ethics, compounded of misanthropy and voluptuousness, in which the two great commandments were, to hate your neighbor, and to love your neighbor's wife
Thomas Babington Macaulay
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