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

Related topics: Poetry

Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit.
- Eli Khamarov

Most people are awaiting Virtual Reality;
I'm awaiting virtuous reality.
- Eli Khamarov

To admit there is no god is to provide free license
to pillage and rape with clear conscience.
- Eli Khamarov

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The best things in life are unexpected -
because there were no expectations.
- Eli Khamarov

One failure is worth seven and a half successes.
- Eli Khamarov

The belief in some being who can be the judge of all
human matters is a very comfortable one -
all wrongs will be righted and all rights will be rewarded.
- Eli Khamarov


 

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets,
how much the heart can hold.
- Zelda Fitzgerald

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

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

I decided that it was not wisdom that
enabled poets to write their poetry,
but a kind of instinct or inspiration,
such as you find in seers and prophets
who deliver all their sublime messages
without knowing in the least what they mean.
- Socrates

Poets have said that the reason to have children is
to give yourself immortality.
Immortality? Now that I have five children,
my only hope is that they are all out of the house before I die.
- Bill Cosby

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
- T. S. Eliot

As soon as war is declared it will be impossible to hold the poets back.
Rhyme is still the most effective drum.
- Jean Giraudoux

The scholars and poets of an earlier time can be read
only with a dictionary to help.
- Carl Sandburg

The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods.
- Socrates

Poets write the words you have heard before but in a new sequence.
- Brian Harris

I don't think it's by accident that I was first attracted
to translating two French women poets.
- Marilyn Hacker

Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
- Plato

If poets were realistic, they wouldn't be poets.
- Peter Davison

Poets lose half the praise they should have got,
Could it be known what they discreetly blot.
- Edmund Waller

I defer to all these other American poets who,
for some reason, I both envy and admire.
- Charles Olson

Poets can't resist the dramatic pull of their lives
and so inevitably write autobiographical verse.
- John Barton

Irish poets, learn your trade, sing whatever is well made,
scorn the sort now growing up all out of shape from toe to top.
- William Butler Yeats

Many poets write books.
They'll tell you: Well, I've got my next book,
but there are two poems I need to write,
one about x, one about y. This is a wonder to me.
- Sharon Olds

Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is
bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables.
Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
- Thomas Aquinas

Poets don't draw.
They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again,
but differently.
- Jean Cocteau

Saints have no moderation, nor do poets,
just exuberance.
- Anne Sexton

Sucking the marrow out of life
doesn't mean choking on the bone.
- Robin Williams as John Keating
in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society

Example moves the world more than doctrine.
The great exemplars are the poets of action,
and it makes little difference whether they be forces
for good or forces for evil.
- Henry Miller

Rarest of the real poets are born poets.
They are the oddballs, not the professors.
- James Broughton

The south produced statesmen and soldiers,
planters and doctors and lawyers and poets,
but certainly no engineers and mechanics.
Let Yankees adopt such low callings.
- Margaret Mitchell

Children can write poetry and then, unless they're poets,
they stop when reach puberty.
- Dennis Potter

Written poetry is worth reading once,
and then should be destroyed.
Let the dead poets make way for others.
- Antonin Artaud

In The Doors we have both musicians and poets,
and both know of each other's art, so we can effect a synthesis.
- Robby Krieger

I was at a benefit for some imprisoned students in
the '60s at San Francisco State,
and there were lots of poets reading for the benefit:
one was Elizabeth Bishop.
- Thom Gunn

Most poets, like most people, try hard to be like someone
they admire or they are possessed with an image of what they ought to be.
- James Broughton

In Russia all tyrants believe poets to be their worst enemies.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Of course poets have morals and manners of their own,
and custom is no argument with them.
- Thomas Hardy

Of poets I put Virgil first - he was greatest.
- Mary MacLane

All kids, when they go to school, are pretty good artists
and dancers and singers and poets.
All that gets buried, basically through being educated,
or brainwashed.
- William Wiley

The ancient Greek oral poets all had this anxiety about
the deficiencies of their memories and always began
poems by praying to the Muse to help them remember.
- David Antin

Poets, like friends to whom you are in debt,
you hate.
- William Wycherley

Modern poets talk against business, poor things,
but all of us write for money.
Beginners are subjected to trial by market.
- Robert Frost

Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to
give themselves importance.
- Jean Anouilh

I feel very connected to poets across the country.
- John Barton

The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the
vehicle of novelists and poets.
- Christopher Morley

The American public does not know poets exist.
- James Broughton

We have to raise the consciousness; the only way poets
can change the world is to raise the consciousness of the general populace.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

At this moment, by an undeserved stroke of fortune,
I am the direct voice of the poets of my race and the
indirect voice for the noble Spanish and Portuguese tongues.
- Gabriela Mistral

Poets wish to profit or to please.
- Horace

I think of poets as outlaw visionaries in a way.
- Jim Jarmusch

Great men are rare, poets are rarer,
but the great man who is a poet,
transfiguring his greatness, is the rarest of all events.
- John Drinkwater

Poets deal in writing about feelings and trying to
find the language and images for intense feelings.
- Carol Ann Duffy

Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars -
mere globs of gas atoms.
I, too, can see the stars on a desert night,
and feel them.
But do I see less or more?
- Richard P. Feynman

I do not think men have more talent.
There are a great many women in the arts;
novelists,
painters, sculptors, poets-but the proportion is far
lower in the field of song writing.
- Dorothy Fields

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

There are very few great poets in the world.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

All poets' wives have rotten lives Their husbands look at them like knives.
- Delmore Schwartz

American poets celebrate their bodies,
very specifically, as Whitman did.
- Diane Wakoski

Poets are like baseball pitchers.
Both have their moments.
The intervals are the tough things.
- Robert Frost

Anthropologists are a connecting link between poets and scientists;
though their field-work among primitive peoples has
often made them forget the language of science.
- Robert Graves

Poets, we know, are terribly sensitive people,
and in my observation one of the things they are most
sensitive about is money.
- Robert Penn Warren

Money is everywhere but so is poetry.
What we lack are the poets.
- Federico Fellini

I'm not, by nature, a collaborator.
My biggest influences were people like painters and poets.
These are solitary workers.
- Robert Wyatt

A lot of poets too live on the margins of social acceptance,
they certainly aren't in it for the money.
William Blake - only his first book was legitimately published.
- Jim Jarmusch

But there is some way in which poets believe that and this is dangerous,
too believe that their calling gives them a certain freedom.
A certain freedom to live in a free way.
- Peter Davison

My sisters were going out with artists and poets,
and eventually it was the creative world which attracted me.
- Luc Ferrari

While I don't satisfy my curiosity about the way I work,
I'm terribly curious about the way other poets work.
But I would think that's true about many of us.
- Thom Gunn


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