Poetry Quotes

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

Robert Fitzgerald

The central fact of my life has been the existence of words and the possibility of weaving those words into poetry.

Jorge Luis Borges

I wish to say that we all look forward with great pleasure to four years of wonderful, inspiring speeches full of wit, poetry, music, love and affection. More goddamn nonsense.

David Brinkley

The symbol and the metaphor are as necessary to science as to poetry.

Jacob Bronowski

Both the uncertainty principle and the negentropy principle of information make Laplace's scheme [of exact determinism] completely unrealistic. The problem is an artificial one; it belongs to imaginative poetry, not to experimental science.

Lon Nicolas Brillouin

Rap is rhythm and poetry. Hip-hop is storytelling and poetry as well.

Ajay Naidu

Poetry spills from the cracks of a broken heart, but flows from one which is loved.

Christopher Paul Rubero

Laying out grounds may be considered a liberal art, in some sort like poetry and painting

William Wordsworth

Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But it also gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.

Thomas Mann

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.

Edmund Burke

Poetry is the deification of reality.

Dame Edith Sitwell

The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.

Jean Giraudoux

To see the Summer Sky Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie -True Poems flee.

Emily Dickinson

Conservatism makes no poetry, breathes no prayer, has no invention; it is all memory. Reform has no gratitude, no prudence, no husbandry.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poetry is not a profession, it is a destiny

Mikhail Dudan

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

Leonard Cohen

Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement.

Christopher Fry

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.

Joseph Joubert

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.

Carl Sandburg

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.

Thomas Gray

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

Robert Frost

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 the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.

Edgar Allan Poe

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

Dennis Gabor
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