Poetry Quotes

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Small: Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance
"Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance"
Carl Sandburg, Poet
Small: I wish you would read a little poetry sometimes. Your ignorance cramps my conversation
Anthony Hope
"I wish you would read a little poetry sometimes. Your ignorance cramps my conversation"
Anthony Hope, Writer
Small: Personality is everything in art and poetry
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
"Personality is everything in art and poetry"
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Writer
Small: Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious the best prose is that which is most full of poetry
Virginia Woolf
"Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry"
Virginia Woolf, Author
Small: I see architecture not as Gropius did, as a moral venture, as truth, but as invention, in the same way that po
Michael Graves
"I see architecture not as Gropius did, as a moral venture, as truth, but as invention, in the same way that poetry or music or painting is invention"
Michael Graves, Architect
Small: Nothing truly convincing - which would possess thoroughness, vigor, and skill - has been written against the a
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
"Nothing truly convincing - which would possess thoroughness, vigor, and skill - has been written against the ancients as yet; especially not against their poetry"
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel, Poet
Small: The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being h
Charles Baudelaire
"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
Small: A book is sent out into the world, and there is no way of fully anticipating the responses it will elicit.
"A book is sent out into the world, and there is no way of fully anticipating the responses it will elicit. Consider the responses called forth by the Bible, Homer, Shakespeare - let alone contemporary poetry or a modern novel"
Chaim Potok, Author
Small: We simply have not kept in touch with poetry
Paul Muldoon
"We simply have not kept in touch with poetry"
Paul Muldoon, Poet
Small: I published, privately, a collection of my serious poetry I had written over the years. I only published 50 co
"I published, privately, a collection of my serious poetry I had written over the years. I only published 50 copies, which I gave to friends, in a special deluxe edition. It was ridiculously expensive but I'm glad that I did it"
Tom Glazer, Musician
Small: Part of what we love about poetry is the fact that it seems ancient, that it has an authority of ancient langu
"Part of what we love about poetry is the fact that it seems ancient, that it has an authority of ancient language and ancient form, and that it's timeless, that it reaches back"
Robert Morgan, Soldier
Small: Poetry is adolescence fermented, and thus preserved
Jose Ortega Y Gasset
"Poetry is adolescence fermented, and thus preserved"
Jose Ortega Y Gasset, Philosopher
Small: But poetry is my life. Poetry is what matters to me
Peter Davison
"But poetry is my life. Poetry is what matters to me"
Peter Davison, Actor
Small: But for me, being an editor Ive been an editor of all kinds of books being an editor of poetry has been the wa
Peter Davison
"But for me, being an editor I've been an editor of all kinds of books being an editor of poetry has been the way in which I could give a crucial part of my time to what I love most"
Peter Davison, Actor
Small: Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them
"Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them"
Dennis Gabor, Scientist
Small: I was always interested in French poetry sort of as a sideline to my own work, I was translating contemporary
"I was always interested in French poetry sort of as a sideline to my own work, I was translating contemporary French poets. That kind of spilled out into translation as a way to earn money, pay for food and put bread on the table"
Paul Auster, Author
Small: Nobody ever told me what to read, or ever put poetry in my way
"Nobody ever told me what to read, or ever put poetry in my way"
Isaac Rosenberg, Poet
Small: I wrote things for the schools newspaper, and - like all teenagers - I dabbled in poetry
"I wrote things for the school's newspaper, and - like all teenagers - I dabbled in poetry"
Stephen Colbert, Comedian
Small: I started off in England and very few people knew I was Australian. I mean, the clues were in the poems, but t
"I started off in England and very few people knew I was Australian. I mean, the clues were in the poems, but they didn't read them very carefully, and so for years and years I was considered completely part of the English poetry scene"
Peter Porter, Soldier
Small: Poetry is of so subtle a spirit, that in the pouring out of one language into another it will evaporate
"Poetry is of so subtle a spirit, that in the pouring out of one language into another it will evaporate"
John Denham, Politician
Small: Money is a kind of poetry
"Money is a kind of poetry"
Wallace Stevens, Poet
Small: I think Ginsberg has done more harm to the craft that I honor and live by than anybody else by reducing it to
"I think Ginsberg has done more harm to the craft that I honor and live by than anybody else by reducing it to a kind of mean that enables the most dubious practitioners to claim they are poets because they think, If the kind of thing Ginsberg does is poetry, I can do that"
James Dickey, Novelist
Small: Poetry has done enough when it charms, but prose must also convince
H. L. Mencken
"Poetry has done enough when it charms, but prose must also convince"
H. L. Mencken, Writer
Small: All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling
Oscar Wilde
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling"
Oscar Wilde, Dramatist
Small: One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose
Voltaire
"One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose"
Voltaire, Writer
Small: The drama is complete poetry. The ode and the epic contain it only in germ it contains both of them in a state
Victor Hugo
"The drama is complete poetry. The ode and the epic contain it only in germ; it contains both of them in a state of high development, and epitomizes both"
Victor Hugo, Author
Small: Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter
Victor Hugo
"Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter"
Victor Hugo, Author
Small: All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry
Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry"
Gilbert K. Chesterton, Writer
Small: Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the p
Aristotle
"Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular"
Aristotle, Philosopher
Small: Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather
Aristotle
"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"
Aristotle, Philosopher
Small: Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas
Albert Einstein
"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas"
Albert Einstein, Physicist
Small: Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history
Plato
"Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history"
Plato, Philosopher
Small: There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired
Edward Young
"There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired"
Edward Young, Poet
Small: I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than
Henry David Thoreau
"I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business"
Henry David Thoreau, Author
Small: Every age has its own poetry in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to tak
Jean-Paul Sartre
"Every age has its own poetry; in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry"
Jean-Paul Sartre, Philosopher
Small: Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature
"Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature"
David Hare, Playwright
Small: The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry
"The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose; the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry"
David Hare, Playwright
Small: Ye stars! which are the poetry of heaven!
Lord Byron
"Ye stars! which are the poetry of heaven!"
Lord Byron, Poet
Small: A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hund
Lord Byron
"A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress"
Lord Byron, Poet
Small: Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth
Samuel Johnson
"Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth"
Samuel Johnson, Author
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