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.
There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create.
A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
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.
Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.
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.
A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning.
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.
The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.
Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders, that he is a literary aristocracy of one.
Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.
To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.
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 thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.
Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry.
I think a poet is anybody who wouldn't call himself a poet.
Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.
As to the pure mind all things are pure, so to the poetic mind all things are poetical.
Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
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