Poetry Quotes

Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.

Samuel Johnson

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.

Edgar Allan Poe

Mathematics and Poetry are... the utterance of the same power of imagination, only that in the one case it is addressed to the head, in the other, to the heart.

Thomas Hill

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.

Wystan Hugh Auden

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.

Rita Dove

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.

T.S. Eliot

True poetry is a function of awakening. It awakens us, but it must retain the memory of previous dreams.

Gaston Bachelard

He who would write heroic poems should make his whole life a heroic poem.

Thomas Carlyle

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

Christopher Fry

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

Leonard Cohen

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

Robert Frost

Poetry is not a profession, it is a destiny

Mikhail Dudan

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.

Thomas Gray

If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.

Emily Dickinson

Every Artist is a Cannibal,every Poet is a Thief.All kill for inspiration and sing about their grief.

Paul David Hewson

He who writes poetry is not a poet. He whose poetry has become his life, and who has made his life his poetry it is he who is a poet.

Subramanya Bharathi

All the colours look brighter now. Everything they say seems to sound new. Slipping into tomorrow too quick, Yesterday always too good to forget. Stop the swing of the pendulum! Let us through!

Kate Bush

There's a hole in the sky with a big eyeball Calling me: "Come up and be a kite, On a diamond flight!"

Kate Bush

Soon it will be the phase of the moon When people tune in. Every girl knows about the punctual blues, But who's to know the power behind our moves?

Kate Bush

a man who sold meat but knew nothing of the poetry of the slaughterhouse. Ted Arden was no ice-cream butcher.

Anthony Burgess

Poetry is certainly something more than good sense, but it must be good sense at all events; just as a palace is more than a house, but it must be a house, at least.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Poetry is not the proper antithesis to prose, but to science. Poetry is opposed to science, and prose to metre. The proper and immediate object of science is the acquirement, or communication, of truth; the proper and immediate object of poetry is the communication of immediate pleasure.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Updated On : April 17, 2014
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