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    Poetry Quotes

    Quotations about Poetry

    • A poet's hope: to be, like some valley cheese, local, but prized elsewhere.
      Collected Poems, by W. H. Auden
    • It's easier to quote poets than to read them.
      Preteena, 09-30-06, by Allison Barrows
    • There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create.
      Mon Coeur Mis a Nu, XXII, by Charles Baudelaire
    • Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
    • All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
      Defendant (1901), by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
    • You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
    • The freedom of poetic license.
      Pro Publio Sestio, by Cicero
    • The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.
    • A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory.
    • A prose writer gets tired of writing prose, and wants to be a poet. So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose.
    If we're missing any Poetry quotations, do let us know.

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