poetry quotes

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

As for how criticism of Keats' poetry relates to criticism of my own work, I'll leave that for others to decide.Jane Campion

I have to admit that I had a lot of problems with poetry.Jane Campion

And, I mean, I think poetry does need to be met to some extent, especially, I guess, 19th century poetry, and for me, it's just been so worth the effort. It's like I'm planting a garden in my head.Jane Campion

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.David Carradine

I never had much education in English poetry as such.Anne Carson

When you're writing fiction or poetry... it really comes down to this: indifference to everything except what you're doing... A young writer could do worse than follow the advice given in those lines.Raymond Carver

Poetry is a sort of homecoming.Paul Celan

An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.Raymond Chandler

Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth - the true poet is very near the oracle.Edwin Hubbel Chapin