Poets Quotes

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

Horace

Pitchers, like poets, are born not made.

Cy Young

Pitchers, like poets, are born not made

Cy Young

Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things

Robert Frost

Souls of poets dead and gone, What Elysium have ye known, Happy field or mossy cavern, Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern? Have ye tippled drink more fine Than mine host's Canary wine?

John Keats

The mountains are fountains of men as well as of rivers, of glaciers, of fertile soil. The great poets, philosophers, profits, able men whose thoughts and deeds have moved the world, have come down from the mountains -- mountain-dwellers who have grown strong they are with the forest trees in Natures work-shops.

John Muir

Language may die at the hands of the schoolman: it is regenerated by the poets

Emmauel Mounier

Poets treat their experiences shamelessly; they exploit them

Friedrich Nietzsche

Humor is, I think, the subtlest and chanciest of literary forms. It is surely not accidental that there are a thousand novelists, essayists, poets or journalists for each humorist. It is a long, long time between James Thurbers.

Leo Rosten

What a poor appearance the tales of poets make when stripped of the colors which music puts upon them, and recited in simple prose

Plato

Poets are the hierophants of an unapprehended inspiration; the mirrors of the gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present.

Percy Shelley

Whatever a poet writes with enthusiasm and a divine inspiration is very fine. Earliest reference to the madness or divine inspiration of poets.

Democritus

Maybe the poets are right. Maybe love is the only answer.

Woody Allen

Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others. Then we might even come to see that it is our veneration for what has already been created, however beautiful and valid it may be, that petrifies us.

Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud

All poets adore explosions, thunderstorms, tornadoes, conflagrations, ruins, scenes of spectacular carnage. The poetic imagination is not at all a desirable quality in a statesman.

Wystan Hugh Auden

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