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  1. Picture quote by Nina Malkin about wisdom

    The best listeners listen between the lines. ⏤ Nina Malkin

  2. Picture quote by Plato about love

    At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. ⏤ Plato

  3. Picture quote by Vincent Van Gogh about nature

    I have nature and art and poetry and if that is not enough, what is? ⏤ Vincent Van Gogh

  4. Picture quote by David Carradine about inspirational

    If you cannot be a poet, be the poem. ⏤ David Carradine

  5. Picture quote by Jane Kenyon about poet

    A poet's job is to find a name for everything: to be a fearless finder of the names of things. ⏤ Jane Kenyon

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Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

Robert Frost

Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.

Emily Dickinson

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.

W. H. Auden

Poetry is at least an elegance and at most a revelation.

Robert Fitzgerald

What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.

Soren Kierkegaard

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.

Robert Frost

With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.

Edgar Allan Poe

Pour yourself into me and I will not let a drop of you hit the ground.

Rudy Francisco

Poetry doesn't belong to those who write it, but to those who need it.


Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.


A film is never really any good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.

Orson Welles

A poet is someone who is astonished by everything.


Everything is poetry. It's just a matter of whether or not you can see it.

James Dye

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.

Carl Sandburg

I have nothing to say, I am saying it, and that is poetry.

John Cage

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

Robert Frost

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.

Edgar Allan Poe

Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the sky.

Carl Sandburg

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.

Paul Engle

Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.

Alphonse De Lamartine

God is the perfect poet.

Robert Browning

Perhaps no person can be a poet, or even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind.

Thomas Babington Macaulay

Painting was called silent poetry and poetry speaking painting.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The eye is the notebook of the poet.

James Russell Lowell

Poetry is an act of peace. Peace goes into the making of a poet as flour goes into the making of bread.

Pablo Neruda

Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it.

Henry David Thoreau

Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.

Leonard Cohen

There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create.

Charles Baudelaire

A poem might be defined as thinking about feelings - about human feelings and frailties.

Anne Stevenson

Poetry puts starch in your backbone so you can stand, so you can compose your life.

Maya Angelou

The blood jet is poetry and there is no stopping it.

Sylvia Plath

If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the Creator, there is no poverty.

Rainer Maria Rilke

No poems can please for long or live that are written by water-drinkers.


Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature.

David Hare

To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.


The office of poetry is not to make us think accurately, but feel truly.

Frederick William Robertson

The poet is like the prince of cloudsWho haunts the tempest and laughs at the archer;Exiled on the ground in the midst of jeers,His giant wings prevent him from walking.

Charles Baudelaire

It does not need that a poem should be long. Every word was once a poem. Every new relationship is a new word.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

Mary Oliver

The essence of poetry is will and passion.

William Hazlitt

I think a poet is anybody who wouldn't call himself a poet.

Bob Dylan

Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.

Marianne Moore

Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.

Don Marquis

The poet never asks for admiration; he wants to be believed.

Jean Cocteau

I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.

Steven Wright

I'm fighting against the bad poet who is prone to using too many words.

Wislawa Szymborska

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.

Salvador Dali

The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the mold of the body and mind.

Virginia Woolf

My opinion is that a poet should express the emotion of all the ages and the thought of his own.

Thomas Hardy

Verses which do not teach men new and moving truths do not deserve to be read.


It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music.


Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.

Rainer Maria Rilke

The poet is the priest of the invisible.

Wallace Stevens

The courage of the poets is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.

Christopher Morley

Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions.

Joseph Roux

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Any healthy man can go without food for two days -- but not without poetry.

Charles Baudelaire

Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.

Jean Cocteau

There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, "Truth is the daughter of Time."

Abraham Lincoln

A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.

Charlie Chaplin

Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.

Robert Frost

I don't write poetry with the intention of making someone sad but rather to illustrate my own feelings and ideas.

James Dye

The job of the poet is to render the world - to see it and report it without loss, without perversion. No poet ever talks about feelings. Only sentimental people do.

Mark Van Doren

A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke.

Max Eastman

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.

Paul Ambroise Valery

Poetry is a mere drug, Sir.

George Farquhar

A person born with an instinct for poverty.

Elbert Hubbard

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

John Ruskin

Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild.

Denis Diderot

Poetry is the statement of a relation between a man and the world.

Wallace Stevens

As it has been said: Love and a cough cannot be concealed. Even a small cough. Even a small love.

Anne Sexton

Poetry is an art, the easiest to dabble in, but the hardest to reach true excellence.

Captain J. G. Stedman

The man is either mad, or he is making verses.


You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you.

Joseph Joubert

Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else.

William Hazlitt

Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.

Thomas Hardy

A good poet's made as well as born.

Ben Johnson

It is easier to write an indifferent poem than to understand a good one.

Michel de Montaigne

Poetry should only occupy the idle.

Lord Byron

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.

George Sand

Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.


Poetry is the impish attempt to paint the color of the wind.

Maxwell Bodenheim

I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that a text displays for continuing to generate different readings, without ever being completely consumed.

Umberto Eco

I've read some of your modern free verse and wonder who set it free.

John Barrymore

The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That's what poetry does.

Allen Ginsberg

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.

Thomas Gray

Poetry makes nothing happen. It survives in the valley of its saying.

W. H. Auden

Only poetry inspires poetry.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.

Jean Cocteau

I have written a raucous valentine to a poet's dream and agony.

Ben Hecht

If you read quickly to get through a poem to what it means, you have missed the body of the poem.

M. H. Abrams

Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.

Robert Frost

The poet enjoys the incomparable privilege of being able to be himself and others, as he wishes.

Charles Baudelaire

The most original sin is not the thinker's but the poet's.

Jose Bergamin

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

I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.

Bob Dylan

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