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Poet Quotes

poet quotes

Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom. - A theme for a great poet would be God's boredom on the seventh day of creation.Lewis Cass

What has any poet to trust more than the feel of the thing? Theory concerns him only until he picks up his pen, and it begins to concern him again as soon as he lays it down.John Ciardi

We are proud to have with us the poet lariat of Chicago.Richard J. Daley

People write me from all over the country, asking me, and sometimes even telling me, what they think a poet laureate should do. I found that immensely valuable.Rita Dove

When the poet makes his perfect selection of a word, he is endowing the word with life.John Drinkwater

To me, seeing a really great comedian is a bit like watching a musician or a poet.Dick Gregory

To decide to become a philosopher seemed as foolish to me as to decide to become a poet.Karl Jaspers

Then, of course, there are those sad occasions when a poet or a writer has not grown, and one has to let them go because they're just not making headway. But we have a very clear personal relationship with the authors.James Laughlin

Oh, happy triumph of the poet! - to hear his verses wedded to sweet sounds, and warbled by the woman he loves!Samuel Lover

Jim, as just a spoken poet, was not that good. He needed the music behind him. He felt a security and a sense of abandon when the music existed around him.Ray Manzarek

Philip Larkin has a tough honesty and sense of humor that I find irresistible, as a contemporary poet.Robert Morgan

I was a boy when I first realized that the fullest life liveable was a Poet's.Wilfred Owen

A Poem does not grow by jerks. As trees in Spring produce a new ring of tissue, so does every poet put forth a fresh outlay of stuff at the same season.Wilfred Owen

For a long time I thought I was a poet, but that's a high title to claim.Philip Pullman

Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.Salvatore Quasimodo

Thus, the poet's word is beginning to strike forcefully upon the hearts of all men, while absolute men of letters think that they alone live in the real world.Salvatore Quasimodo

My brother told me I was going to be a poet. I had a good brother. He did a lot of good brotherly work.Marilynne Robinson

I was a piano player before I was a poet.Gil Scott-Heron

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.George Sand

I think there's a poet who wrote once a tragedy by Shakespeare, a symphony by Beethoven and a thunderstorm are based on the same elements. I think that's a beautiful line.Maximilian Schell