125 Greatest Quotes About Poetry
Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.
Vincent Van Gogh
When I get depressed, I try to get something for the terrible sadness that comes over me and create something in terms of poetry.
Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
Edgar Allan Poe
Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images.
There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.
Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.
If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel.
Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.
Don't use the phone. People are never ready to answer it. Use poetry.
If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Leonardo da Vinci
Poetry, she thought, wasn't written to be analyzed; it was meant to inspire without reason, to touch without understanding.
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears.
Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.
If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.
Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- its everything except what it is! (Act 1, scene 1).
There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it.
Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during the moment.
It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.
William Carlos Williams
Forests may be gorgeous but there is nothing more alive than a tree that learns how to grow in a cemetery.
Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.
I have nothing to say, I am saying it, and that is poetry.
A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
A novel is a work of poetry. In order to write it, one must have tranquility of spirit and of impression.
Poetry is just so emo." he said. "Oh, the pain. The pain. It always rains. In my soul.
You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so in whining poetry.
He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.
We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.
William Butler Yeats