Poets Quotes

Sunshine cannot bleach the snow, Nor time unmake what poets know

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Childhood lasts all through life. It returns to animate broad sections of adult life. . . . Poets will help us to find this living childhood within us, this permanent, durable immobile world

Gaston Bachelard

In Russia all tyrants believe poets to be their worst enemies.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Saints have no moderation, nor do poets, just exuberance.

Anne Sexton

Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition.

Eli Khamarov

On every full moon, rituals ... take place on hilltops, beaches, in open fields and in ordinary houses. Writers, teachers, nurses, computer programmers, artists,lawyers, poets, plumbers, and auto mechanics -- women and men from many backgrounds come together to celebrate the mysteries of the Triple Goddess of the Dance of Life. The religion they practise is called Witchcraft.


America may have great poets and novelists, but she never will have more than one necromancer

Rebecca Davis

Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold

Zelda Fitzgerald

Poets dont draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

The mathematicians patterns, like the painters or the poets must be beautiful; the ideas like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.

Godfrey Harold Hardy

All poets are mad.

Robert Burton

Alone! that worn-out word, So idly spoken, and so coldly heard; Yet all that poets sing and grief hath known Of hopes laid waste, knells in that word ALONE!

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

When an Englishman has professed his belief in the supremacy of Shakespeare amongst all poets, he feels himself excused from the general study of literature. He also feels himself excused from the particular study of Shakespeare.

Aubrey Vincent Beardsley

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese

G.K. Chesterton

Mediocrity is not allowed to poets, either by the gods or man.


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