Poetry Quotes


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"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness"
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"Poetry: the best words in the best order"
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"Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks"
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"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling"
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"A poet can survive everything but a misprint"
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"Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition"
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"Usually a life turned into a poem is misrepresented"
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"Always be a poet, even in prose"
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"Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry"
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"I like poems that are little games"
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"A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep"
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"A poem can have an impact, but you can't expect an audience to understand all the nuances"
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"Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel"
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"Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket"
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"Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them"
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"Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash"
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"A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote"
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"The moment of change is the only poem"
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"We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words"
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"However, if a poem can be reduced to a prose sentence, there can't be much to it"
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"I sometimes talk about the making of a poem within the poem"
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"You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone"
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"To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears"
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"Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry"
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"You don't help people in your poems. I've been trying to help people all my life - that's my trouble"
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"A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language"
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"How do poems grow? They grow out of your life"
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"Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie"