Poetry Quotes

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

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.

Thomas Gray

Poetry is life distilled.

Gwendolyn Brooks

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.

Carl Sandburg

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

Joseph Joubert

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

Topography is one of my chief themes in my poetry..about the country,the suburbs and the seaside...then there come's love..and increasingly; the fear of death.

Sir John Betjeman

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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