880 Quotes Regarding Poetry


All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
Oscar Wilde

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
Oscar Wilde

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.
T. S. Eliot

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
Robert Frost

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
Robert Frost

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

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
Robert Frost

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
Edgar Allan Poe

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
T. S. Eliot

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
Plato

I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.
Steven Wright

One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.
Voltaire

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
Plutarch

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
Carl Sandburg

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
W. H. Auden

A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
Salman Rushdie

To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
Walt Whitman

Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.
William Hazlitt

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during the moment.
Carl Sandburg

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