Poetry Quotes

Proper names are poetry in the raw. Like all poetry they are untranslatable.

W. H. Auden

Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.

Beverley Nichols

I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can't read any poetry

Randall Jarrell

The award of a pure gold medal for poetry would flatter the recipient unduly: no poem ever attains such carat purity.

Robert Graves

The dog may be wonderful prose, but only the cat is poetry.

French Proverb

Religion is no more possible without prayer than poetry without language, or music without atmosphere

James Martineau

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.

T.S. Eliot

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry

Edgar Allan Poe

Blogging is the new poetry

Unknown

Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry

Georges Braque

The fear of poetry is an indication that we are cut off from our own reality

Muriel Rukeyser

History is a great deal closer to poetry than is generally realised: in truth, I think, it is in essence the same.

A. L. Rowse

Journalism is concerned with events, poetry with feelings. Journalism is concerned with the look of the world, poetry with the feel of the world.

Archibald MacLeish

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain

John Adams

Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.

Robert Frost

Dancing is the poetry of the foot.

John Dryden

Wine is bottled poetry.

Robert Louis Stevenson

It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music.

Voltaire

Poetry should only occupy the idle.

Lord Byron

There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope

Oscar Wilde

Poetry is adjectives expressed in nouns

Leo Stein

Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Poetry is something to make us wiser and better, by continually revealing those types of beauty and truth, which God has set in all men's souls

James Russell Lowell

Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions

Joseph Roux
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