Quotation Explorer - 'Poets'

All Poets are mad. - Robert Burton
HUMANITY, n. The human race, collectively, exclusive of the anthropoid poets. - Ambrose Bierce
Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold.
Poets are Prisoners8-29-2015Poets are prisonersPractitioners, commissioners &conditioners of the spoken word Caged by their own mindsWords are shackles - Debbie Tosun Kilday
Poets, like the blind, can see in the dark. - Jorge Luis Borges
love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers. - George Santayana
She placed her hand on her chest and thought, 'So this is what the poets write about'. - Kamand Kojouri
Saints have no moderation, nor do poets, just exuberance. - Anne Sexton
Aspirations don’t make poets, perseverance does. Flow with the emotions, let your imagination soar, find what ignites the fire within and let it go wild. - Balroop Singh
REQUIEM, n. A mass for the dead which the minor poets assure us the winds sing o'er the graves of their favorites. Sometimes, by way of providing a varied entertainment, they sing a dirge. - Ambrose Bierce
The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
At twilight, nature is not without loveliness, though perhaps its chief use is to illustrate quotations from the poets. - Oscar Wilde
Once, poets were magicians. Poets were strong, stronger than warriors or kings stronger than old hapless gods. And they will be strong once again. - Greg Bear
Poets are shameless with their experiences: they exploit them. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Mythology is composed by poets out of their insights and realizations. Mythologies are not invented; they are found. You can no more tell us what your dream is going to be tonight than we can invent a myth. Myths come from the mystical region of essential experience. - Joseph Campbell
I think she must have lived where all the sad poets live, in that secret place where everything hurts all the time. - Ross Thomas
God would seem to indicate to us and not allow us to doubt that these beautiful poems are not human, or the work of man, but divine and the work of God; and that the poets are only the interpreters of the Gods... - Socrates
Good poetry seems too simple and natural a thing that when we meet it we wonder that all men are not always poets. Poetry is nothing but healthy speech. - Henry David Thoreau
In the beginning the Poets and Philosophers taught the world to see. Then after that any form of education was no longer free. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
Forget scientists. The next space launch we should send up painters, poets and musicians. I’d be more interested in what they discover than anything that takes place in a test tube. - James Rozoff
One of the poets, whose name I cannot recall, has a passage, which I am unable at the moment to remember, in one of his works, which for the time being has slipped my mind, which hits off admirably this age-old situation. - P.G. Wodehouse
I'd rather die fighting over great poets than over gods. - Salman Rushdie
Contemporary poets got so obscure that poetry kind of fell out of favor, - Paul Ruffin
Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold. - Zelda Fitzgerald
Advice to Young Poets Never pretend to be a unicorn by sticking a plunger on your head. - Martín Espada
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand. - Plato
Does the word "ice cream" taste as good as ice cream? Not even the poets think so. - Marty Rubin
Poets are never unemployed, just unpaid. - Kathy Skaggs
LAUREL, n. The _laurus_, a vegetable dedicated to Apollo, and formerly defoliated to wreathe the brows of victors and such poets as had influence at court. (_Vide supra._) - Ambrose Bierce
Poets and intellectuals...are the ones the tyrants go after first. - Frederick Smock
Virtually everyone needs motivation of some sort, but when you are in love - that is motivation enough, it turns many into poets and painters, it spurs the creativity in you. - Bernard Kelvin Clive
When did most of us stop being poets? - Michael St. George
Remember that good poets too can write bad poems! Talent has also a talent to be untalented! - Mehmet Murat ildan
RICE-WATER, n. A mystic beverage secretly used by our most popular novelists and poets to regulate the imagination and narcotize the conscience. It is said to be rich in both obtundite and lethargine, and is brewed in a midnight fog by a fat which of the Dismal Swamp. - Ambrose Bierce
I am not afraid to die because I know heaven is a place of artists, musicians and poets - rassool jibraeel snyman
Any society that produces twice as many lawyers as it does poets and preachers is doomed. - John Fogarty
How are poets able to unzip what they see around them, calling forth a truer essence from behind a common fact? Why, reading a verse about a pear, do you see past the fruit in so transcendent a way? - Elizabeth Berg
Copywriters, journalists, mainstream authors, ghostwriters, bloggers and advertising creatives have as much right to think of themselves as good writers as academics, poets, or literary novelists. - Sara Sheridan
I thought, 'There are a lot of poets who have the courage to look into the abyss, but there are very few who have the courage to look happiness in the face and write about it,' which is what I wanted to be able to do. - Kenneth Koch
Critics write out of intellectual exercise, not poets. Poets write straight from the heart. - Erica Jong
He is half of my soul,as the poets say. - Madeline Miller The song of achilles
We are all poets, really. - Walter Lowenfels
Talent is a faucet. When it is on, one must write. Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance. - Jean Anouilh
Young children and old ladies have inspired me more than poets and philosophers. - Marty Rubin
There are two classes of poets - the poets by education and practice, these we respect; and poets by nature, these we love. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Poets are interested primarily in death and commas. - Carolyn Kizer
THE THINGS POETS & WRITERS DO THAT I LOVEListen to the AncestorsAcknowledge their influences Trust their gut-feelings and act on themMaintain openness. Play Dance with languagesBe bold Refuse servilityAvoid arroganceEmbrace the unknownLove the journey Respect one’s fellow journeyers - Billy Marshall Stoneking
Many are poets, but without the name;For what is Poesy but to createFrom overfeeling Good or Ill; and aimAt an external life beyond our fate,And be the new Prometheus of new men,Bestowing fire from Heaven, and then, too late,Finding the pleasure given repaid with pain - George Gordon Byron
SO MANY PEOPLE, SO FEW POETS - Amy King
Poets, with no sponsors, no agenda, are the truest form of freedom today, bleeding out every drop of themselves for the world to either hate or devour. - Jason E. Hodges
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
Freud thought that a psychosis was a waking dream, and that poets were daydreamers too, but I wonder if the reverse is not as often true, and that madness is a fiction lived in like a rented house - William H. Gass
99% of natural poets discovered their talents through love letters. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Not everyone who drinks is a poet. Some of us drink because we're not poets. - Dudley Moore
When the others were picked up and walked home by friends or fathers or best friend’s sisters,I was the kid in a grey hoodie, walking with the poets, the singers, the thinkers, and I was not alone. - Charlotte Eriksson
People have many cruel expectations from writers. People expect novelists to live on a hill with three kids and a spouse, people expect children's story writers to never have sex, and people expect all great poets to be dead. And these are all very difficult expectations to fulfill, I think. - C. JoyBell C.
He utilizesform for a striking lecture;young poets shiverinexperience,but thaw over their own work,fertilize magic. - Kristen Henderson
Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. - G. K. Chesterton
Superior poets say what they really feel. Mediocre poets say what they decide to feel. Inferior poets say what they think they should feel. - Álvaro de Campos
LEFTISTS EAT THEIR CHILDREN: The poets, artists, and radicals are murdered first once the "revolution" actually comes about. - A.E. Samaan
Poets create a beautiful blue sky where you can fly with wings of imagination and find yourself again and again. - Debasish Mridha
A poet has to be a bit childlike at heart, and in that sense all the romantic stereotypes about poets being "eternal children", etc, are all accurate. They believe, whatever they may say, that art and words can change the world. - John Thomas Allen
...few young poets [are] testing their poems against the ear. They're writing for the page, and the page, let me tell you, is a cold bed. - Stanley Kunitz
We, writers & poets, have a big problem. We swim too deep inside life, also in shallow waters, and then we end touching the sand! - Rossana Condoleo
Mediocrity is not allowed to poets, either by the gods or man. - Horace
KISS, n. A word invented by the poets as a rhyme for "bliss." It is supposed to signify, in a general way, some kind of rite or ceremony appertaining to a good understanding; but the manner of its performance is unknown to this lexicographer. - Ambrose Bierce
Great poets are great copy editors. - Dejan Stojanovic
If there has been one overriding change in poetic practice, it is that under the influence of free verse the poets have made a primary virtue out of exactitude and economy of meaning: this has replaced metrical skill as the first thing the poet tunes to. - Martin Langford
I think that at a certain age, say fifteen or sixteen, poetry is like masturbation. But later in life good poets burn their early poetry, and bad poets publish it. Thankfully I gave up rather quickly. - Umberto Eco
Poets find their voices when they articulate the wishes of the dead, especially those slain as sacrificial talismans to a larger frame of existence. - Michael S. Harper
The real giants have been poets, men who jumped from facts into the realm of imagination and ideas.
Poetry is one of my guilty pleasures and I want to thank you poets for providing me with beautiful words that I can devour and selfishly indulge in any time I want. ♥- - Nina Jean Slack
He [the poet] brings out the inner part of things and presents them to men in such a way that they cannot refuse but must accept it. But how the mere choice and rhythm of words should produce so magical an effect no one has yet been able to comprehend, and least of all the poets themselves. - Hilaire Belloc
What’s the use of writing poetry for your peers? I don’t think I should sell my poetry to other poets. If that’s who my audience is, I’m dead, I’m not going to make any money. - Harley King
If the poets offered us nothing more than another make-believe world, they would be mere sellers of drugs or, at best, sweetmeats. - Robert Lynd
But are not the dreams of poets and the tales of travellers notoriously false? - H.P. Lovecraft
You Russians like to think you're poets but perhaps you're just touchy. - Jack Ryan
Poets are damned… but see with the eyes of angels. - Allen Ginsberg
Philosophers, Poets and Fools have similar Consciousness - Amit Gupta
This is the nature of love." Vashet said. "To attempt to describe it will drive a woman mad. This is what keeps poets scribbling endlessly away. If one could pin it to paper all complete, the others would lay down their pens. But it cannot be done. - Patrick Rothfuss
Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder. - Thomas Aquinas
We talk so abstractly about poetry because all of us are usually bad poets. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Sometimes poets expect me to think far deeper than I'm willing to dig. - Richelle E. Goodrich
They have the guns, we have the poets. Therefore, we will win. - Howard Zinn
Poetry is not for poets, poetry lovers or perceived poetic persons only. Poetry is in yourself, others and everything of nature and man-made.Poetry may not be a solution, yet it can reveal or ease challenges faced.Poetry is capable of affecting any heart. - Gloria D. Gonsalves
Talent is like a faucet; while it is open, you have to write. Inspiration? - a hoax fabricated by poets for their self-importance. - Jean Anouilh
It's easier to quote poets than to read them. - Allison Barrows
Poets create gods, philosophers destroy them. - Marty Rubin
poets. have the toughest jobin the universe-of turning silenceinto eloquence. - Sanober Khan
Almost none of the poetries I admire stick to their labels, native or adopted ones. Rather, they are vagrant in their identifications. Tramp poets, there you go, a new label for those with unstable allegiances. - C.D. Wright
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