Poetry Quotes

The poetry of the earth is never dead.

John Keats

No poems can please for long or live that are written by water-drinkers.


Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.

Carl Sandburg

Breathe-in experience,breathe-out poetry.

Muriel Rukeyser

Poetry is not a civilizer, rather the reverse, for great poetry appeals to the most primitive instincts.

Robinson Jeffers

Poetry, like the moon, does not advertise anything.

William Blissett

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows.

Edmund Burke

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.

T.S. Eliot

Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.

William Hazlitt

Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.

Salvatore Quasimodo

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.


Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.

Percy Shelley

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.

Kahlil Gibran

Poetry: the best words in the best order.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Poetry is the suggestion, by the imagination, of noble grounds for the noble emotions

John Ruskin

Poetry is music in words; and music is poetry in sound: both excellent sauce, but those have lived and died poor, who made them their meat

Thomas Fuller

Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions

Joseph Roux

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

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

Muriel Rukeyser

Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Poetry is adjectives expressed in nouns

Leo Stein

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

Oscar Wilde

Poetry should only occupy the idle.

Lord Byron

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


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