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.
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.
Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.
To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.
As to the pure mind all things are pure, so to the poetic mind all things are poetical.
Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.
Dancing is the body made poetic.
every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. and, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. it really is the most poetic thing i know about physics: you are all stardust.
Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry.
A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself.
A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.
The poet doesn't invent. He listens.
When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images.
'Therefore' is a word the poet must not know.
There is a pleasure in poetic pains / Which only poets know.
God is the perfect poet.
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