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Funny Poetry Quotes
Funny Quotes about Poetry

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I think that there is nothing, not even crime,
more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself
than this incessant business.
- Henry David Thoreau

Any healthy man can go without food for two days -
but not without poetry.
- Charles Baudelaire

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
- Plato

Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet
believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.
- Salvatore Quasimodo


 

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

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
- Carl Sandburg

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet,
though he has never written a line in all his life.
- George Sand


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Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings,
and making music with them.
- Dennis Gabor

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
- Rita Dove

Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered
into by reading other poems.
- John Barton

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.
- Thomas Gray

A poet's autobiography is his poetry.
Anything else is just a footnote.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry.
- Muriel Rukeyser

One merit of poetry few persons will deny:
it says more and in fewer words than prose.
- Voltaire

Poetry: the best words in the best order.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that.
Poetry is as precise as geometry.
- Gustave Flaubert

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

Poetry should...
should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts,
and appear almost a remembrance.
- John Keats

To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
- John Ruskin

Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
- Carl Sandburg

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and
the thought has found words.
- Robert Frost

Poetry is just the evidence of life.
If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
- Leonard Cohen

Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
- Marianne Moore

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.
- Joseph Joubert

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
- Novalis

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
- Oscar Wilde

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door,
leaving those who look through to guess about what
is seen during the moment.
- Carl Sandburg

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
- T. S. Eliot

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
- Plutarch

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.
- William Hazlitt

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
- Robert Frost

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder,
with a dash of the dictionary.
- Khalil Gibran

There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money,
either.
- Robert Graves

The novel is born of disillusionment;
the poem,
of despair.
- Jose Bergamin

To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes;
to hear it is to see it with our ears.
- Octavio Paz

Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three
times the written content.
- Alfred de Musset

I like poems that are little games.
- Peter Davison

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
- W. H. Auden

Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally,
in the end, pleasure.
- Mark Strand

Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast
possession of definition.
- Eli Khamarov

A poet's work is to name the unnameable,
to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments,
shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
- Salman Rushdie

A poem begins as a lump in the throat,
a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
- Robert Frost

To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
- Walt Whitman

A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
- Wallace Stevens

Always be a poet, even in prose.
- Charles Baudelaire

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved,
the inquisition might have let him alone.
- Thomas Hardy

God is the perfect poet.
- Robert Browning

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
- Oscar Wilde

How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.
- Robert Penn Warren

There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them,
and I am a poet of memory.
- Philip Levine

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.
- Jean Cocteau

You don't have to suffer to be a poet;
adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
- John Ciardi

If you read quickly to get through a poem to what it means,
you have missed the body of the poem.
- M. H. Abrams

You don't help people in your poems.
I've been trying to help people all my life -
that's my trouble.
- Charles Olson

The poet may be used as a barometer,
but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather.
- Lionel Trilling

Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket.
- Charles Simic

"Therefore" is a word the poet must not know.
- Andre Gide

The poet doesn't invent.
He listens.
- Jean Cocteau

A true poet does not bother to be poetical.
Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.
- Jean Cocteau

A poem conveys not a message so much as the provenance of a message,
an advent of sense.
- Thomas Harrison

A poem is true if it hangs together.
Information points to something else.
A poem points to nothing but itself.
- E. M. Forster

The moment of change is the only poem.
- Adrienne Rich

We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
- John Fowles

No poem is easily grasped; so why should any reader expect fast results?
- John Barton

A poem can have an impact, but you can't expect an
audience to understand all the nuances.
- Douglas Dunn


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