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"Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth"
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"I wish you would read a little poetry sometimes. Your ignorance cramps my conversation"
Anthony Hope, Writer
"The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs"
Charles Baudelaire, Poet
"There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired"
Edward Young, Poet
"There may be more poetry than justice in poetic justice"
George Will, Journalist
"Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular"
"Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars"
"One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose"
"Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks"
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Poet
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