The great religions are the ships, Poets the life boats. Every sane person I know has jumped overboard.— Hafez
Almighty Great Poet quotations
Silence is a source of great strength.
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.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
Lord Byron is only great as a poet; as soon as he reflects he is a child.
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.
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.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet.
He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.
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.
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.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
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.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
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.
Summer's lease hath all too short a date.
With a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration, or rather obliterates all consideration.
To a great mind, nothing is little.
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.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
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.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
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.
No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.
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.
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.
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.'
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.
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.