quote by William Butler Yeats

One man loved the pilgrim soul in you, And loved the sorrows of your changing face.

— William Butler Yeats

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Greatest poetry quote The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself.

The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself.

The joy of poetry is that it will wait for you.

Novels don't wait for you. Characters change. But poetry will wait. I think it's the greatest art.

The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world.

.. to see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.

Greatest poetry quote Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going.

Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.

And this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart I carry your heart [ i carry it in my heart ]

What you have to realize when you write poetry, or if you love poetry, is that poetry is just naturally the greatest god damn thing that ever was in the whole universe

I've had it with these cheap sons of bitches who claim they love poetry but never buy a book.

Greatest poetry quote To be yourself in a world that in constantly trying to make you something else i

To be yourself in a world that in constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

All great questions must be raised by great voices, and the greatest voice is the voice of the people - speaking out - in prose, or painting or poetry or music; speaking out - in homes and halls, streets and farms, courts and cafes - let that voice speak and the stillness you hear will be the gratitude of mankind.

The greatest ideas, the most profound thoughts, and the most beautiful poetry are born from the womb of silence

Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love.

Greatest poetry quote Our greatest glory is not in never failling but in rising every time we fall.

Our greatest glory is not in never failling but in rising every time we fall.

The theoretician believes in logic and believes that he despises dreams, intuition, and poetry. He does not recognize that these three fairies have only disguised themselves in order to dazzle him.... He does not know that he owes his greatest discoveries to them.

Rumi is perhaps the greatest mystical poet who ever lived, one of the greatest poets of the Persian language. He was able to express practically all aspects of the spiritual life and our existential situation in the world today as human beings in beautiful Persian poetry.

The truest and greatest Poetry, (while subtly and necessarily always rhythmic, and distinguishable easily enough) can never again, in the English language, be express'd in arbitrary and rhyming metre, any more than the greatest eloquence, or the truest power and passion.

Greatest poetry quote The greatest oak was once a little nut who held her ground.

The greatest oak was once a little nut who held her ground.

Not the poem which we have read , but that to which we return , with the greatest pleasure, possesses the genuine power, and claims the name of essential poetry .

Some of the greatest poetry is revealing to the reader the beauty in something that was so simple you had taken it for granted.

The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion, all in one.

Greatest poetry quote One of the greatest mental freedoms is truly not caring what anyone else thinks

One of the greatest mental freedoms is truly not caring what anyone else thinks of you.

Most people do not believe in anything very much and our greatest poetry is given to us by those who do.

Great abilities are not requisite for an Historian;

for in historical composition, all the greatest powers of the human mind are quiescent. He has facts ready to his hand; so there is no exercise of invention. Imagination is not required in any degree; only about as much as is used in the lowest kinds of poetry. Some penetration, accuracy, and coloring, will fit a man for the task, if he can give the application which is necessary.

The greatest poem is not that which is most skillfully constructed, but that in which there is the most poetry.

Greatest poetry quote The greatest please in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

The greatest please in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Dante Alighieri has the most glorious imagination of modern poetry.

So it's talking about us, it's concerning us. Everything in it conveys sentiment, emotions. He is really the greatest poet ever. So I am really very proud to present the shining pearl of Italian culture around the world.

This, in the end, might be the greatest social good of poetry: to get us to live differently, with a different sort of thinking and concentration, even if it's just for a few moments.

There was engrained poetry and then when you look back at our history and in the 20th century, the last century, probably the greatest writers of the 20th century were Irish. It became our only weapon, was our poetry, our music.

Greatest poetry quote Our greatest weaknes lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is alway

Our greatest weaknes lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just on more time.

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I think we need to sort of broaden our definition of poetry, which maybe it's a good thing that they just gave this Nobel Prize to [Bob] Dylan because blurring the lines of song lyrics and also hip-hop for me is like some of the greatest uses - most innovative uses of language in my lifetime.

I was always creatively stubborn, adverse to editing by others, and wanted to use the kind of Ukrainian we spoke among ourselves rather than the more artificial prescribed literary Ukrainian. The problem was the greatest in prose, where editors would change my language because "it sounded better this way." My poetry they left alone probably out of deference to that hallowed genre.

But most love poetry is awful; nobody knows how to write good love poetry either. But that's not a reason not to write love poetry. Some of the best poetry ever written has been love poetry, and some of the greatest poetry ever written has been political poetry.

Greatest poetry quote The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think.

The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think.

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Nevertheless, what was made in the hope of transforming the world need not be rejected because it failed to do so – otherwise, one would also have to throw out a good deal of the greatest painting and poetry of the nineteenth century. An objective political failure can still work as a model of intellectual affirmation or dissent.

The greatest poem ever known Is one all poets have outgrown: The poetry, innate, untold, Of being only four years old.

Poetry is not like reasoning, a power to be exerted according to the determination of the will. A man cannot say, 'I will compose poetry.' The greatest poet even cannot say it; for the mind in creation is as a fading coal, which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness...and the conscious portions of our natures are unprophetic either of its approach or its departure.

Greatest poetry quote If you don't give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure

If you don't give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.

My wife has been my greatest earthly inspiration.

She excels in eloquence, the poetry of words, empathy and graciousness.

I've had the good fortune to read a lot of great American writers in translation, and my absolute beloved, for me one of the greatest writers ever, is Mark Twain. Yes, yes, yes. And Whitman, from whom the whole of 20th-century poetry sprung up. Whitman was the origin of things, someone with a completely different outlook. But I think that he's the father of the new wave in the world's poetry which to this very day is hitting the shore.

we need poetry most at those moments when life astounds us with losses, gains, or celebrations. We need it most when we are most hurt, most happy, most downcast, most jubilant. Poetry is the language we speak in times of greatest need. And the fact that it is an endangered species in our culture tells us that we are in deep trouble.

Greatest poetry quote The greatest gift you can give to someone is your time. Because when you give yo

The greatest gift you can give to someone is your time. Because when you give your time, you are giving a portion of your life that you will never get back.

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Heroic poetry has ever been esteemed the greatest work of human nature.

The greatest poem is not that which is most skillfully constructed, but that in which there is the most poetry.

Fiction will always be my greatest love, with poetry close behind.

The greatest productions of art, whether painting, music, sculpture or poetry, have invariably this quality-something approaching the work of God.

Everybody is born with the capacity to enjoy, but not with the art.

People think just because they are alive and they breathe and they exist, they know how to enjoy. That is sheer stupidity. Enjoyment is a great art, it is a great discipline. It is as subtle a discipline as music or poetry or painting. It is the greatest creativity.

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