Poetry Quotes

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 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 implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it.

Henry David Thoreau

Great poetry is always written by somebody straining to go beyond what he can do.

Stephen Spender

Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.

Thomas Hardy

Language is fossil poetry

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The poetry is all in the anticipation, for there is none in reality

Mark Twain

Poetry is an art, and chief of the fine art; the easiest to dabble in, the hardest in which to reach true excellence

Edmund Clarence Stedman

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Updated On : April 17, 2014
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