poetry quotes

For me, prose walks, poetry dances.James Broughton

In the world of poetry there are would-be poets, workshop poets, promising poets, lovesick poets, university poets, and a few real poets.James Broughton

The quietest poetry can be an explosion of joy.James Broughton

Today the U.S. is farther from being nourished by poetry than it was a hundred years ago, when books of poems were best-sellers.James Broughton

I found that it wasn't so oddball to like music and poetry and visual arts, they're kindred spirits.J. Carter Brown

Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence.Norman O. Brown

God is the perfect poet.Robert Browning

Lapped in poetry, wrapped in the picturesque, armed with logical sentences and inalienable words.Anatole Broyard

There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.Jean de la Bruyere

Eloquence is the poetry of prose.William C. Bryant

Is there any purpose to translating poetry? A poem does not contain information of importance, like a signpost or a warning notice.James Buchan

The mystic purchases a moment of exhilaration with a lifetime of confusion; and the confusion is infectious and destructive. It is confusing and destructive to try and explain anything in terms of anything else, poetry in terms of psychology.Basil Bunting

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.Edmund Burke

I know I'm not a wordsmith. And I don't write poetry. Sometimes I think I should, because it's really helpful. But I always wanted to write novels.Candace Bushnell

Ye stars! which are the poetry of heaven!Lord Byron

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.Lord Byron

Poetry is man's rebellion against being what he is.James Branch Cabell

I have nothing to say, I am saying it, and that is poetry.John Cage

There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.John Cage

Bleak House is just the most astounding piece of work. There's huge, visionary poetry in it.Simon Callow