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.
Always be a poet, even in prose.
Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create.
Learn to reverence night and to put away the vulgar fear of it, for, with the banishment of night from the experience of man, there vanishes as well a religious emotion, a poetic mood, which gives depth to the adventure of humanity.
Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.
A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning.
Metaphors are dangerous. Love begins with a metaphor. Which is to say, love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory.
Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.
Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content.
Poetry; a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty.
To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.
Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.
I think a poet is anybody who wouldn't call himself a poet.
I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that a text displays for continuing to generate different readings, without ever being completely consumed.
The moment of change is the only poem.
The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.
If the poet has pursued a moral objective, he has diminished his poetic force.
Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders, that he is a literary aristocracy of one.
The life of our city is rich in poetic and marvelous subjects. We are enveloped and steeped as though in an atmosphere of the marvelous; but we do not notice it.
A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.
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