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I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately. - Henry David Thoreau Quotes
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately.
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Lovers, Lunatics and poets are made of same stuff. - Bhagat Singh Quotes
Lovers, Lunatics and poets are made of same stuff.
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If I could take your troubles I would toss them into the sea, But all these things I'm finding Are impossible for me. I cannot build a mountain Or catch a rainbow fair, But let me be what I know best, A friend that is always there.
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First they came for the Jews, but I did nothing because I'm not a Jew. Then they came for the socialists, but I did nothing because I'm not a socialist. Then they came for the Catholics, but I did nothing because I'm not a Catholic. Finally, they came for me, but by then there was no one left to help me.
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Before you came the world was prose. Now poetry is born. - Nizar Qabbani Quotes
Before you came the world was prose. Now poetry is born.
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Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.
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All poets, all writers are political. They either maintain the status quo, or they say, 'Something's wrong, let's change it for the better.'
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Architecture is a language. When you are very good, you can be a poet - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Quotes
Architecture is a language. When you are very good, you can be a poet
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The truth is... everything counts. Everything. Everything we do and everything we say. Everything helps or hurts; everything adds to or takes away from someone else.
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I am no poet, but if you think for yourselves, as I proceed, the facts will form a poem in your minds.
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And gentle winds and waters near, make music to the lonely ear. - Lord Byron Quotes
And gentle winds and waters near, make music to the lonely ear.
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If you deconstruct Greece, you will in the end see an olive tree, a grapevine, and a boat remain. That is, with as much, you reconstruct her.
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Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. - Robert Frost Quotes
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
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A poet must learn to wage war. - Ho Chi Minh Quotes
A poet must learn to wage war.
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You never wish on shooting stars. You wish on the ones that have the courage to shine where they are.
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Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits. - Carl Sandburg Quotes
Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
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It is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake. - Lord Byron Quotes
It is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.
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It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.
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Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them. - Dennis Gabor Quotes
Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.
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Saints have no moderation, nor do poets, just exuberance. - Anne Sexton Quotes
Saints have no moderation, nor do poets, just exuberance.
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All the great things have been denied and we live in an intricacy of new and local mythologies, political, economic, poetic, which are asserted with an ever-enlarging incoherence.
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Fly-fishing is solitary, contemplative, misanthropic, scientific in some hands, poetic in others, and laced with conflicting aesthetic considerations. It's not even clear if catching fish is actually the point.
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Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. - Khalil Gibran Quotes
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
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The Western poet and writer of romance has exactly the same kind of difficulty in comprehending Eastern subjects as you have in comprehending Western subjects.
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I would love to be the poet laureate of Coney Island. - Thornton Wilder Quotes
I would love to be the poet laureate of Coney Island.
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The reason we go to poetry is not for wisdom, but for the dismantling of wisdom - Jacques Lacan Quotes
The reason we go to poetry is not for wisdom, but for the dismantling of wisdom
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Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove Dance me to the end of love
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Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth. - Philip Larkin Quotes
Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth.
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Write, form a rhizome, increase your territory by deterritorialization, extend the line of flight to the point where it becomes an abstract machine covering the entire plane of consistency.
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They have the guns, we have the poets. Therefore, we will win. - Howard Zinn Quotes
They have the guns, we have the poets. Therefore, we will win.
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Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves.
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I do not see how a man can work on the frontiers of physics and write poetry at the same time. They are in opposition. In science you want to say something that nobody knew before, in words which everyone can understand. In poetry you are bound to say ... something that everyone knows already in words that nobody can understand. Commenting to him about the poetry J. Robert Oppenheimer wrote.
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Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone. - Lawrence Ferlinghetti Quotes
Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.
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War: a massacre of people who don't know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don't massacre each other.
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Poetry is a packsack of invisible keepsakes. - Carl Sandburg Quotes
Poetry is a packsack of invisible keepsakes.
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There is nothing more poetic and terrible than the skyscrapers' battle with the heavens that cover them.
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One of the ridiculous aspects of being a poet is the huge gulf between how seriously we take ourselves and how generally we are ignored by everybody else.
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One will never again look at a birch tree, after the Robert Frost poem, in exactly the same way. - Paul Muldoon Quotes
One will never again look at a birch tree, after the Robert Frost poem, in exactly the same way.
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I am looking for a poem that says Everything so I don't have to write anymore. - Tukaram Quotes
I am looking for a poem that says Everything so I don't have to write anymore.
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In this poor body, composed of one hundred bones and nine openings, is something called spirit, a flimsy curtain swept this way and that by the slightest breeze. It is spirit, such as it is, which led me to poetry, at first little more than a pastime, then the full business of my life. There have been times when my spirit, so dejected, almost gave up the quest, other times when it was proud, triumphant. So it has been from the very start, never finding peace with itself, always doubting the worth of what it makes.
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There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it - Gustave Flaubert Quotes
There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it
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When the tea is brought at five o'clock And all the neat curtains are drawn with care, The little black cat with bright green eyes Is suddenly purring there.
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Poetry is subconscious conversation, it is as much the work of those who understand it and those who make it.
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He who has rejected his demons badgers us to death with his angels - Henri Michaux Quotes
He who has rejected his demons badgers us to death with his angels
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Whatever is not stone is light - Octavio Paz Quotes
Whatever is not stone is light
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I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world. - Walt Whitman Quotes
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
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Boys, you must strive to find your own voice, because the longer you wait to begin the less likely you are to find it at all.
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A speech is poetry: cadence, rhythm, imagery, sweep! A speech reminds us that words, like children, have the power to make dance the dullest beanbag of a heart.
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United States: the country where liberty is a statue. - Nicanor Parra Quotes
United States: the country where liberty is a statue.
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The poet is the nearest borderer upon the orator. - Ben Jonson Quotes
The poet is the nearest borderer upon the orator.
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Silence is a sounding thing, To one who listens hungrily - Gwendolyn B. Bennett Quotes
Silence is a sounding thing, To one who listens hungrily
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If I am going to be a poet at all, I am going to be POET and not NEGRO POET. - Countee Cullen Quotes
If I am going to be a poet at all, I am going to be POET and not NEGRO POET.
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The best craftsmanship always leaves holes and gaps... so that something that is not in the poem can creep, crawl, flash or thunder in.
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I think of my peace paintings as one long poem, with each painting being a single stanza. - Robert Indiana Quotes
I think of my peace paintings as one long poem, with each painting being a single stanza.
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They swayed about upon a rocking horse, And thought it Pegasus. - John Keats Quotes
They swayed about upon a rocking horse, And thought it Pegasus.
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I was a late bloomer. But anyone who blooms at all, ever, is very lucky. - Sharon Olds Quotes
I was a late bloomer. But anyone who blooms at all, ever, is very lucky.
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I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.
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Strictly speaking, the idea of a scientific poem is probably as nonsensical as that of a poetic science.
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The great artist, whether he be musician, painter, or poet, is known for this absolute unexpectedness.
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The author of haiku should be absent, and only the haiku present. - Anne Bancroft Quotes
The author of haiku should be absent, and only the haiku present.
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Writing was a political act and poetry was a cultural weapon. - Linton Kwesi Johnson Quotes
Writing was a political act and poetry was a cultural weapon.
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Let no-one say the past is dead, the past is all about us and within. - Oodgeroo Noonuccal Quotes
Let no-one say the past is dead, the past is all about us and within.
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Lord Byron is only great as a poet; as soon as he reflects he is a child. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes
Lord Byron is only great as a poet; as soon as he reflects he is a child.
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A poet must never make a statement simply because it is sounds poetically exciting; he must also believe it to be true.
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Accordingly, the poet should prefer probable impossibilities to improbable possibilities. The tragic plot must not be composed of irrational parts.
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You I am sure will forgive me for sincerely remarking that you might curb your magnanimity and be more of an artist, and 'load every rift' of your subject with ore.
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I have never, ever sought validation from the arbiters of British poetic taste. - Linton Kwesi Johnson Quotes
I have never, ever sought validation from the arbiters of British poetic taste.
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To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears. - Octavio Paz Quotes
To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears.
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Forests may be gorgeous but there is nothing more alive than a tree that learns how to grow in a cemetery.
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Poetry is a matter of life, not just a matter of language. - Lucille Clifton Quotes
Poetry is a matter of life, not just a matter of language.
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To walk with nature as a poet is the necessary condition of a perfect artist. - Thomas Cole Quotes
To walk with nature as a poet is the necessary condition of a perfect artist.
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If you know what you are going to write when you're writing a poem, it's going to be average. - Derek Walcott Quotes
If you know what you are going to write when you're writing a poem, it's going to be average.
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Poetry begins where language starts: in the shadows and accidents of one person’s life. - Eavan Boland Quotes
Poetry begins where language starts: in the shadows and accidents of one person’s life.
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Poetry is the language of intensity. Because we are going to die, an expression of intensity is justified.
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How can I find the words? Poets have taken them all and left me with nothing to say or do" "Except to teach me for the first time what they meant.
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Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge; it is the impassioned expression which is in the countenance of all Science
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He who writes poetry is not a poet. He whose poetry has become his life, and who has made his life his poetry - it is he who is a poet.
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Great poetry is always written by somebody straining to go beyond what he can do. - Stephen Spender Quotes
Great poetry is always written by somebody straining to go beyond what he can do.
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The poets and philosophers before me discovered the unconscious; what I discovered was the scientific method by which the unconscious can be studied.
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Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry, because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it.
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