139 Poetry Is Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of poetry is quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about life is poetry.

Poetry is quote
Inspirational poetry is quote

The Most Famous Poetry Is Quotes (Best in 2024)

Go to table of contents

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. — Thomas Gray

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

Poetry is life distilled. — Gwendolyn Brooks

There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it — Gustave Flaubert

Poetry reveals that there is no empty space. — Hafez

There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either. — Robert Graves

To me, poetry is somebody standing up, so to speak, and saying, with as little concealment as possible, what it is for him or her to be on earth at this moment — Galway Kinnell

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

Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar. — Percy Bysshe Shelley

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. — Sonia Sanchez

Short Poetry Is Quotes

Go to table of contents

  • Real poetry, is to lead a beautiful life. To live poetry is better than to write it. — Matsuo Basho
  • My idea is to bring happiness, respect, vision, poetry, surrealism and magic [to design]. — Philippe Starck
  • All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry. — Edgar Allan Poe
  • Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. — Emily Dickinson
  • Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits. — Carl Sandburg
  • Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits. — Carl Sandburg
  • It is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake. — Lord Byron
  • Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them. — Dennis Gabor
  • Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. — Kahlil Gibran
  • ...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough? — Vincent Van Gogh

Poetry Is Image Quotes

Go to table of contents

Poetry is quote by Emily Dickinson

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. — Emily Dickinson

Poetry is quote by Carl Sandburg

Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits. — Carl Sandburg

Poetry is quote by Dennis Gabor

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them. — Dennis Gabor

Poetry is quote The best listeners listen between the lines.
The best listeners listen between the lines.
Poetry is quote by Kahlil Gibran

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. — Kahlil Gibran

Poetry is quote by Robert Fitzgerald

Poetry is at least an elegance and at most a revelation. — Robert Fitzgerald

Poetry is quote by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone. — Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Poetry is quote I have nature and art and poetry and if that is not enough,
I have nature and art and poetry and if that is not enough, what is?
Poetry is quote by Steven Seagal

Any great warrior is also a scholar, and a poet, and an artist. — Steven Seagal

Poetry is quote by Carl Sandburg

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. — Carl Sandburg

Poetry is quote Wine is bottled poetry
Wine is bottled poetry
Poetry is quote by Carl Sandburg

Poetry is a packsack of invisible keepsakes. — Carl Sandburg

Poetry is quote by Ezra Pound

Colloquial poetry is to the real art as the barber's wax dummy is to sculpture. — Ezra Pound

Poetry is quote by Sharon Olds

I was a late bloomer. But anyone who blooms at all, ever, is very lucky. — Sharon Olds

Poetry is quote by Plutarch

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

Poetry is quote by Oodgeroo Noonuccal

Let no-one say the past is dead, the past is all about us and within. — Oodgeroo Noonuccal

Life Is Poetry Quotes

Go to table of contents

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring. — Oscar Wilde

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think. — Horace

When everything goes right a mobile is a piece of poetry that dances with the joy of life and surprise! — Alexander Calder

It is absurd and anti-life to be part of a system that compels you to listen to a stranger reading poetry when you want to learn to construct buildings, or to sit with a stranger discussing the construction of buildings when you want to read poetry. — John Taylor Gatto

All that is gold does not glitter. — J. R. R. Tolkien

A poem is never finished, only abandoned. — Paul Valery

There is no man more complete than the one who travelled a lot, who changed the shape of his thoughts and his life twenty times. — Alphonse De Lamartine

There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army. — John Ashbery

Time is the coin of life. Only you can determine how it will be spent. — Carl Sandburg

The dance is the mother of the arts. Music and poetry exist in time; painting and architecture in space. But the dance lives at once in time and space. — Curt Sachs

She Is Poetry Quotes

Go to table of contents

Poetry is a special use of language that opens onto the real. The business of the poet is truth telling, which is why in the Celtic tradition no one could be a teacher unless he or she was a poet. — Huston Smith

See it was like this when we waltz into this place. A couple of papish cats is doing an Aztec two-step And I says Dad let's cut but then this dame comes up behind me see and says you and me could really exist Wow I says Only the next day she has bad teeth and really hates poetry. — Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Who succeeds in forming and leading a Great Group? He or she is almost always a pragmatic dreamer. They are people who get things done, but they are people with immortal longings. Often, they are scientifically minded people with poetry in their souls. — Warren G. Bennis

[ Mrs. James, my fifth-grade teacher] introduced us to these authors early on and taught us that their literature is important. Langston Hughes - we read his poetry. We studied who W.E.B DuBois was. And so she whetted our appetites. — Michael Eric Dyson

Life is a B Movie: it's stupid and it's strange, it's a directionless story, the dialogue is lame, but in the 'he said she said' sometimes there's some poetry, if you turn your back long enough and let it happen naturally. — Ani Difranco

Beauty is startling. She wears a gold shawl in the summer and sells seven kinds of honey at the flea market. She is young and old at once, my daughter and my grandmother. In school she excelled in mathematics and poetry. . . Beauty will dance with anyone who is brave enough to ask her. — J. Ruth Gendler

Mab Jones' poetry is suffused with a cool wit and a wisdom beyond her years. She is a superb performance poet in the tradition of Joolz Denby and Pam Ayres and, like them, her work is beautifully layered and contains bittersweet depths. — Phill Jupitus

France is not poetic; she even feels, in fact, a congenital horror of poetry. Among the writers who use verse, those whom she will always prefer are the most prosaic. — Charles Baudelaire

Everyone needs solitude, especially a person who is used to thinking about what she experiences. Solitude is very important in my work as a mode of inspiration, but isolation is not good in this respect. I am not writing poetry about isolation. — Wislawa Szymborska

It seems more than likely that the translating of poetry is going to rub off on the translator if he or she is a poet. — Ron Padgett

Love Is Poetry Quotes

Go to table of contents

Love in the Arab world is like a prisoner, and I want to set (it) free. I want to free the Arab soul, sense and body with my poetry. The relationships between men and women in our society are not healthy. — Nizar Qabbani

What is Music? How do you define it? Music is a calm moonlit night, the rustle of leaves in Summer. Music is the far off peal of bells at dusk! Music comes straight from the heart and talks only to the heart: it is Love! Music is the Sister of Poetry and her Mother is sorrow! — Sergei Rachmaninoff

To be wild is not to be crazy or psychotic. True wildness is a love of nature, a delight in silence, a voice free to say spontaneous things, and an exuberant curiosity in the face of the unknown. — Robert Bly

For every poet it is always morning in the world; history a forgotten, insomniac night. The fate of poetry is to fall in love with the world in spite of history. — Derek Walcott

It is a great feeling to know that from a window I can go to books to cans of beer to past loves. And from these gather enough dream to sneak out a back door. — Gregory Corso

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

Remember, writing poetry is like making love: one will never know whether one's own pleasure is shared. — Cesare Pavese

Love itself is what is left over when being "in love" has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. — Louis de Bernieres

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 — James Dickey

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough. — A. E. Housman

Poetry Is Art Quotes

Go to table of contents

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

Poetry is quote

Colloquial poetry is to the real art as the barber's wax dummy is to sculpture. — Ezra Pound

The attempt to divide art and politics is a bourgeois which says good poetry, art, cannot be political, but since everything is … political, even an artist or work that claims not to have any politics is making a political statement by that act. — Amiri Baraka

The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it. Rather, paintings and poetry, music and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation. — Michelle Obama

The only way to get change is not through the courts or - heaven forbid - the politicians, but through a change of human consciousness and through a change of heart. Only through the arts - music, poetry, dance, painting, writing - "can we really reach each other. — Leslie Marmon Silko

this is thy hour o soul, thy free flight into the wordless, away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done, thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best, night, sleep, death and the stars. — Walt Whitman

I think of mythology as the homeland of the muses, the inspirers of art, the inspirers of poetry. To see life as a poem and yourself participating in a poem is what the myth does for you. — Joseph Campbell

But all art is sensual and poetry particularly so. It is directly, that is, of the senses, and since the senses do not exist without an object for their employment all art is necessarily objective. It doesn't declaim or explain, it presents. — William Carlos Williams

In any period it is upon a very small minority that the discerning appreciation of art and literature depends ... They are still a minority, though a larger one, who are capable of endorsing such first-hand judgement by genuine personal response. — F. R. Leavis

To explain away the mystery of a great painting - if such a feat were possible - would do irreparable harm... If there is no mystery, then there is no poetry, the quality I value above all else in art. — Georges Braque

Wine Is Bottled Poetry Quotes

Go to table of contents

Wine is poetry in a bottle. — Clifton Fadiman

Wine is bottled poetry. — Robert Louis Stevenson

Wine is bottled poetry, he thinks. — Erin Morgenstern

I love this quote uttered by the character Widget in The Night Circus. He credits it to Herr Thiessen but knows it is a literary quote by the another author. "Wine is bottled poetry — Robert Louis Stevenson

Music Is Poetry Quotes

Go to table of contents

Silence is a sounding thing, To one who listens hungrily — Gwendolyn B. Bennett

As poetry is the harmony of words, so music is that of notes; and as poetry is a rise above prose and oratory, so is music the exaltation of poetry. — Henry Purcell

The loss of these tastes [for poetry and music] is a loss of happiness, and may possibly be injurious to the intellect, and more probably to the moral character, by enfeebling the emotional part of our nature. — Charles Darwin

One thing is certain, and I have always known it - the joys of my life have nothing to do with age. They do not change. Flowers, the morning and evening light, music, poetry, silence, the goldfinches darting about — May Sarton

What I think we need to do is infuse everyday and every action with the kind of values we hope will be in the future, with kindness, with nurturing, with dreams, ambition, using your talents, not resorting to violence, other forms of conflict resolution, with humor, with poetry, with music. — Gloria Steinem

Poetry and painting have arrived to their perfection in our own country; music is yet but in its nonage [immaturity], a forward Child, which gives hope of what it may be hereafter in England, when the masters of it shall find more Encouragement. — Henry Purcell

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. — Jean Houston

Life is what we are alive to. It is not length, but breadth. To be alive only to appetite, pleasure, pride, money-making, and not to goodness and kindness, purity and love, history, poetry, music, flowers, stars, God and eternal hopes, it is to be all but dead. — Maltbie Davenport Babcock

There are certain things in which mediocrity is intolerable: poetry, music, painting, public eloquence. What torture it is to hear a frigid speech being pompously declaimed, or second-rate verse spoken with all a bad poet's bombast! — Jean De La Bruyere

Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you -- like music to the musician or Marxism to the Communist -- or else it is nothing, an empty, formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations. — F. Scott Fitzgerald

What Is Poetry Quotes

Go to table of contents

If I could take your troubles I would toss them into the sea, But all these things I'm finding Are impossible for me. I cannot build a mountain Or catch a rainbow fair, But let me be what I know best, A friend that is always there. — Kahlil Gibran

Do you know what you are? You are a manuscript oƒ a divine letter. You are a mirror reflecting a noble face. This universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you are already that. — Rumi

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does. — Allen Ginsberg

As things are, and as fundamentally they must always be, poetry is not a career, but a mug's game. No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written: He may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing. — T. S. Eliot

Great poetry is always written by somebody straining to go beyond what he can do. — Stephen Spender

Poetry is man's rebellion against being what he is. — James Branch Cabell

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things. — T. S. Eliot

Pure poetry in motion. A swift-moving, heartfelt tale of love and loss, two stories intersecting-an d connecting-by magic. Michelle Baker is a born poet, and a born writer. The Canoe is just the start of what I hope to be a long idyllic journey through the love and soul of the human heart. — Trent Zelazny

Poetry challenges you. Much of its importance is that it's one of the few places left in culture that makes things difficult-it asks you to think, to perceive and not to take for granted what we think about the world. — Dan Beachy-Quick

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during the moment. — Carl Sandburg

Writing Poetry Quotes

Go to table of contents

At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry, I was listening to European classical music. — Satyajit Ray

When you write a song, most of the words you use are in black and white, and then, from time to time, you use one that’s in color. These words in color are a part of ourselves, because we give them a meaning. If you like, we give them a third dimension. — Jacques Brel

Write, form a rhizome, increase your territory by deterritorialization, extend the line of flight to the point where it becomes an abstract machine covering the entire plane of consistency. — Gilles Deleuze

Poetry is quote

Poetry is a packsack of invisible keepsakes. — Carl Sandburg

It was commonplace for colleagues to write comic poetry to each other, predicting the manner in which they might die. — Oliver Burkeman

The best craftsmanship always leaves holes and gaps... so that something that is not in the poem can creep, crawl, flash or thunder in. — Dylan Thomas

Poetry is quote

I was a late bloomer. But anyone who blooms at all, ever, is very lucky. — Sharon Olds

Writing was a political act and poetry was a cultural weapon. — Linton Kwesi Johnson

Sometimes I wish I was poetic and subtle. I write very bold and blunt and tell it like it is. — Pink

In a way I spend my entire life stealing from everything - from the past, from cities I love, from where I grew up - grabbing things, taking not only from architecture but from Italy, art, writing, poetry, music. — Renzo Piano

People Writing About Poetry Is

Go to table of contents

Name Quotes Likes
Read quotes by Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg
quotes on life, nature and poetry

272 2881
Read quotes by Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray
quotes on education, slavery and love

98 643
Read quotes by Matsuo Basho

Matsuo Basho
quotes on friendship, love and death

99 2194
Read quotes by Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran
quotes on love, death and life

805 3740
Read quotes by Lord Byron

Lord Byron
quotes on death, love and beauty

636 4912
Read quotes by Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson
quotes on love, death and friendship

520 5008

More Poetry Is Quotes

Go to table of contents

With the wild nature as ally and teacher we see not through two eyes but through the many eyes of intuition. With intuition we are like the starry night, we gaze at the world through a thousand eyes. The wild woman is fluent in the language of dreams, images, passion, and poetry. — Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility. — William Wordsworth

The small man builds cages for everyone he knows While the sage, who has to duck his head when the moon is low, Keeps dropping keys all night long For the beautiful rowdy prisoners. — Hafez

The truth is... everything counts. Everything. Everything we do and everything we say. Everything helps or hurts; everything adds to or takes away from someone else. — Countee Cullen

If you deconstruct Greece, you will in the end see an olive tree, a grapevine, and a boat remain. That is, with as much, you reconstruct her. — Odysseas Elytis

The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers. — Lewis Thomas

The fact is that poetry is not the books in the library . . . Poetry is the encounter of the reader with the book, the discovery of the book. — Jorge Luis Borges

Art is the heart's explosion on the world. Music. Dance. Poetry. Art on cars, on walls, on our skins. There is probably no more powerful force for change in this uncertain and crisis-ridden world than young people and their art. It is the consciousness of the world breaking away from the strangle grip of an archaic social order. — Luis J. Rodriguez

I like things that go into hidden, mysterious places, places I want to explore that are very disturbing. In that disturbing thing, there is sometimes tremendous poetry and truth. — Sayings

When the tea is brought at five o'clock And all the neat curtains are drawn with care, The little black cat with bright green eyes Is suddenly purring there. — Harold Monro

The harmony of the world is made manifest in Form and Number, and the heart and soul and all the poetry of Natural Philosophy are embodied in the concept of mathematical beauty. — D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson

Whatever is not stone is light — Octavio Paz

In Conclusion

Which quotation resonated with you best? Did you enjoy our collection of poetry is quotes? Or may be you have a slogan about poetry is to suggest. Let us know using our contact form.

About the author

This collection is managed by , with an extensive background in quote curation. They have meticulously gathered, researched, and compiled the quotes featured on this page. Every quote has been diligently cross-verified for its origin, its authenticity, and its potential influence on our readership.


Feel free to cite use any of the quotes in this collection of poetry is. For popular citation styles(APA, Chicago, MLA), please use this citation page.

Embed HTML Link

Copy and paste this HTML code in your webpage