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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
Any poet, if he is to survive beyond his 25th year, must alter; he must seek new literary influences; he will have different emotions to express.
T.S. Eliot
As a poet and as a mathematician, he would reason well; as a mere mathematician, he could not have reasoned at all, and thus would have been at the mercy of the Prefect
Edgar Allan Poe
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.
Plato
He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realise.
Oscar Wilde
If the grain were separated from the chaff, which fills the works of our national poets, what is truly valuable would be to what is useless in the proportion of a molehill to a mountain
Edmund Burke
Modern poets talk against business, poor things, but all of us write for money. Beginners are subjected to trial by market.
Robert Frost
Next to being a great poet, is the power of understanding one
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Perhaps no person can be a poet, or can even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.
Robert Frost
Poets don't draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.
Jean Cocteau
Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars - mere globs of gas atoms. I, too, can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more?
Richard Feynman
Poets treat their experiences shamelessly; they exploit them
Friedrich Nietzsche
Such were the notes thy once loved poet sung, Till death untimely stopped his tuneful tongue
Alexander Pope
The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible.
T.S. Eliot
The poet and the politician have this in common: their greatness depends on the courage with which they face the challenges of life
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
The poet only desires exaltation and expansion. The poet only asks to get his head into the heavens. It is the logician who seeks to get the heavens into his head -- and it is his head that splits.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The poet, the artist, the sleuth, whoever sharpens our perception tends to antisocial; rarely 'well adjusted,' he cannot go along with currents and trends.
Marshall McLuhan
The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal
William James
The works of the great poets have never yet been read by mankind, for only great poets can read them
Henry David Thoreau
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