Poets Quotes

He that works and does some Poem, not he that merely says one, is worthy of the name of Poet.

Thomas Carlyle

Travellers like poets are mostly an angry race.

Sir Richard Francis Burton

No man was ever yet a great poet, without being at the same time a profound philosopher.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

There is a pleasure in poetic pains Which only poets know.

William Cowper

All poets are mad.

Robert Burton

Like all twenty-one-year-old poets, I thought I would be dead by thirty, and Sylvia Plath had not set a helpful example. For a while there, you were made to feel that, if a poet and female, you could not really be serious about it unless you'd made a least one suicide attempt. So I felt I was running out of time.

Margaret Eleanor Atwood

It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.

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