The great religions are the ships, Poets the life boats. Every sane person I know has jumped overboard.— Hafez
Almighty Great Poet quotations
Great wine requires a mad man to grow the vine, a wise man to watch over it, a lucid poet to make it, and a lover to drink it.
This is not a time to keep the facts from the people-to keep them complacent.
To sound the alarm is not to panic but to seek action from an aroused public. For, as the poet Dante once said: 'The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a time of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
Any great warrior is also a scholar, and a poet, and an artist.
A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
The great artist, whether he be musician, painter, or poet, is known for this absolute unexpectedness.
Love is a great poet, its resources are inexhaustible, but if the end it has in view is not obtained, it feels weary and remains silent.
Lord Byron is only great as a poet; as soon as he reflects he is a child.
Peter Lucas and I live in Durham but spend a great of time in North Wales, where we have a cottage in the mountains, and in Vermont, USA, with my sister - who is a children's writer married to a poet.
The greatest poets are those with memories so great that they extend beyond their strongest experiences to their minutest observations of people and things far outside their own self-centeredness.
Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet.
He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.
Not all poetry wants to be storytelling.
And not all storytelling wants to be poetry. But great storytellers and great poets share something in common: They had something to say, and did.
A poet articulating the dreads and horrors of our time is necessary in order to make readers understand what is happening, really understand it, not just know about it but feel it: and should be accompanied by a willingness on the part of those who write it to take additional action towards stopping the great miseries which they record.
Like a great poet, Nature produces the greatest results with the simplest means.
These are simply a sun, trees, flowers, water and love.
I've had it with these cheap sons of bitches who claim they love poetry but never buy a book.
Summer's lease hath all too short a date.
Bangladesh is a world of metaphor, of high and low theater, of great poetry and music. You talk to a rice farmer and you find a poet. You get to know a sweeper of the streets and you find a remarkable singer.
With a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration, or rather obliterates all consideration.
Our most emotionally active life is lived in our dreams, and our cells renew themselves most industriously in sleep. We reach highest in meditation, and farthest in prayer. In stillness every human being is great; he is free from the experience of hostility; he is a poet, and most like an angel.
Poetry is not a civilizer, rather the reverse, for great poetry appeals to the most primitive instincts.
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.
I am a great admirer of Robert Vavra and love his beautiful photographs and books. He is a wonderful artist, a poet.
It is more dangerous to be a great prophet or poet than to promote twenty companies for swindling simple folk out of their savings.
He led quite a great life, ... He was an Old Testament figure railing against the establishment - a Jewish guy from New York who became a Buddhist, a poet, a musician.
Part of what made the Macintosh great was that the people working on it were musicians and poets and artists and zoologists and historians who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world.
Our hospital was famous and housed many great poets and singers.
Did the hospital specialize in poets and singers or was it that poets and singers specialized in madness?
Housman is one of my heroes and always has been.
He was a detestable and miserable man. Arrogant, unspeakably lonely, cruel, and so on, but and absolutely marvellous minor poet, I think, and a great scholar.
There was no really good true war book during the entire four years of the war.
The only true writing that came through during the war was in poetry. One reason for this is that poets are not arrested as quickly as prose writers.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Dante Alighieri is a universal poet, and great creators, they are writing for everybody always. Every single verse is very moving, and the beauty - if we don't understand, we just stay listening to the sound and it's like hearing music.
Introducing someone as a "Negro poet with a University degree" or again, quite simply, the expression, "a great black poet." These ready-made phrases, which seem in a common-sense way to fill a need-or have a hidden subtlety, a permanent rub.
Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness.
A great actor is independent of the poet, because the supreme essence of feeling does not reside in prose or in verse, but in the accent with which it is delivered.
In general, I distrust philosophy. Plato recommended chasing poets from the city; the 'great' Heidegger was a Nazi; Lukacs was a communist; and J. P. Sartre wrote: 'Any anti-communist is a dog.'
There's nothing great Nor small, has said a poet of our day, Whose voice will ring beyond the curfew of eve And not be thrown out by the matin's bell.