Quotes and Sayings about Poetry

Quotes and Sayings about Poetry

Poetry is a way of looking at the world for the first time.
For poetry, more than any other art, except music, has a compelling hold upon the spiritual side of life.
Poetry is the art which is technically within the grasp of everyone: a piece of paper and a pencil and one is ready.
I do not go in search of poetry. I wait for poetry to visit me.
Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.
Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.
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Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
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Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
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When power leads men towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations.

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I have been judged to be a pessimist but what abyss of ignorance and low egoism is not hidden in one who thinks that Man is the god of himself and that his future can only be triumphant?
In reality art is always for everyone and for no one.
Man cannot produce a single work without the assistance of the slow, assiduous, corrosive worm of thought.
Poetry, she thought, wasn't written to be analyzed, it was meant to inspire without reason, to touch without understanding.
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A living poem had always been the words that came to mind when he tried to describe her to others.
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Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don't want to make eye contact while doing it.
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Trying to write about love is ultimately like trying to have a dictionary represent life. No matter how many words there are, there will never be enough.
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Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.
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Where words are scarse, they are seldome spent in vaine.
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After all, only so much we can say,
words can lose their meaning, once you walk away.
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Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
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Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.
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"One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us."
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One does not question miracles, or complain that they are not constructed perfectly to one's liking.
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On the last day of the world I would want to plant a tree.
I needed my mistakes in their order to get me here.
W. S. Merwin - The Moon Before Morning
The old faiths light their candles all about, but burly Truth comes by and puts them out.
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To hear that your neighbor was worse off than yourself was not an altogether unpleasant experience.
You live among this ridiculous wealth and you get lost. You worry about nonsense like spirituality and inner health and satisfaction and relationships. You have no idea what it is like to starve, to watch yourself turn to bones.
When push comes to shove, it ain't the science that's going to lift you up - it's the belief, the spiritual side of life, that's going to lift you up, no matter what religion you are.
Act on inspiration when it strikes.
Success is one part inspiration, nine parts desperation.
Magic: The Gathering () - Crude Rampart
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Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever.
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It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.
These pictures are my heart. And if my heart was a canvas, every square inch of it would be painted over with you.
I sometimes wonder, if we can ever quite understand other people. All we can do is try, I suppose.
Cassandra Clare in The Last Hours - Chain of Iron
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A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.
Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones - Season 1 Episode 2
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If you have never spent whole afternoons with burning ears and rumpled hair, forgetting the world around you over a book, forgetting cold and hunger-

If you have never read secretly under the bedclothes with a flashlight, because your father or mother or some other well-meaning person has switched off the lamp on the plausible ground that it was time to sleep because you had to get up so early-

If you have never wept bitter tears because a wonderful story has come to an end and you must take your leave of the characters with whom you have shared so many adventures, whom you have loved and admired, for whom you have hoped and feared, and without whose company life seems empty and meaningless-

If such things have not been part of your own experience, you probably won't understand what Bastian did next.
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Who's the more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?
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I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots.
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Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
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Those who dream by day are are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.
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Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
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All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for, whether in the daily battle of life, or in physical contests.
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Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
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Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.
John F. Kennedy - June 1963
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Remember, with great power. comes great responsibility!
Uncle Ben in Spider-Man
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You should know that all power comes at a price. For every bit of power you gain, so too do you gain more responsibility.
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I long for poems of an inner harmony in utter contrast to the chaos in which they exist.
The first poems I knew were nursery rhymes, and before I could read them for myself, I had come to love just the words of them, the words alone.

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