poetry quotes

If our hearts are ready for anything, we are touched by the beauty and poetry and mystery that fill our world.Tara Brach

Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry.Georges Braque

What can a pencil do for all of us? Amazing things. It can write transcendent poetry, uplifting music, or life-changing equations; it can sketch the future, give life to untold beauty, and communicate the full-force of our love and aspirations.Adam Braun

The cliche is dead poetry.Gerald Brenan

Music pulled me like a gravitational force. I entered college as a physics major but left as a Bachelor of Music, a degree with the same practical application as, say, one in the History of Chinese Poetry.Marshall Brickman

How much money you get, depends on lots of extraneous things. It depends on how good you are at turning poetry into a marketable product, which is something it was never supposed to be. That's why many people suppose that the better the poet you are the lower your income should be, and that's probably true.Robert Bringhurst

I think of something quite different from a snapshot. I know of a lot of poems, some very fine ones, that are like snapshots, but I'm more interested in poetry that is like an endless film, long stories, things that weave together many different strands, like a big piece of cloth, not like a photograph.Robert Bringhurst

Poetry is rather an approach to things, to life, than it is typographical production.Joseph Brodsky

Poetry is life distilled.Gwendolyn Brooks

My films are an extension of my poetry, using the white screen like the white page to be filled with images.James Broughton

Poetry for me is as much a spiritual practice as sexual ecstasy is.James Broughton

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