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I am the poet of my mind.
I am the painter of my heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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I am the poet of my mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
- Plato

As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,'
probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
- Woody Allen

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

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


 

A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things,
a poet in words, a musician by sounds.
- Henry Moore

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

God is the perfect poet.
- Robert Browning

Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the
poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.
- Jean Cocteau

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

The poet is one who is able to keep
the fresh vision of the child alive.
- Anais Nin

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

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

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

Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it,
old age is still old age.
- Sinclair Lewis

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

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

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

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

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor
in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
- Khalil Gibran

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

To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.
- Robert Frost

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

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

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

Married or unmarried, young or old, poet or worker,
you are still a dreamer, and will one time know,
and feel, that your life is but a dream.
- Donald G. Mitchell

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

A film is never really good unless the camera is an
eye in the head of a poet.
- Orson Welles

Each day provides it's own gifts.
- Martial (Roman Poet)

My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role,
is to try and express what we all feel.
Not to tell people how to feel.
Not as a preacher, not as a leader,
but as a reflection of us all.
- John Lennon

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
- Rumi (Persian poet 1207-1273)

The poet laureate of England talked about murdering Jews on the West Bank.
- Steven T. Katz

The word poet literally means maker:
anything which is not well made doesn't exist.
- Theophile Gautier

You do not become a critic until it has been completely
established to your own satisfaction that you cannot be a poet.
- Theophile Gautier

Why should the composer be more guilty than the poet
who warms to fantasy by a strange flame,
making an idea that inspires him the subject of his
own very different treatment?
- Franz Schubert

The poet does not fear death, not because he believes
in the fantasy of heroes,
but because death constantly visits his thoughts and
is thus an image of a serene dialogue.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

There's not a good poet I know who has not at the beck
and call of his memory a vast quantity of poetry that
composes his mental library.
- Anthony Hecht

I am not less poet; I am more conscious of all that I am,
am not, and might become.
- Jean Toomer

Any poet, if he is to survive beyond his 25th year,
must alter; he must seek new literary influences;
he will have different emotions to express.
- T. S. Eliot

Anybody in the next centuries wanting to know what
it was like to be a poet in the middle of the 20th
century should read Kaddish.
- Leslie Fiedler

In a way you can feel that the poet actually is looking over your shoulder,
and you say to yourself, now, how would this go for
him? Would this do or not?
- Robert Fitzgerald

If the poet has pursued a moral objective,
he has diminished his poetic force.
- Charles Baudelaire

We all know here that the law is the most powerful
of schools for the imagination.
No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.
- Jean Giraudoux

No poet or novelist wishes he were the only one who ever lived,
but most of them wish they were the only one alive,
and quite a number fondly believe their wish has been granted.
- W. H. Auden

A great actor is independent of the poet,
because the supreme essence of feeling does not reside in prose or in verse,
but in the accent with which it is delivered.
- Lee Strasberg

The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the
mold of the body and mind.
- Virginia Woolf

The poet is in command of his fantasy,
while it is exactly the mark of the neurotic that he
is possessed by his fantasy.
- Lionel Trilling

In a manner of speaking, the poem is its own knower,
neither poet nor reader knowing anything that the poem
says apart from the words of the poem.
- Allen Tate

A poet must leave traces of his passage,
not proof.
- Rene Char

A poem is a naked person...
Some people say that I am a poet.
- Bob Dylan

The poet must decide not to impose his feelings in
order to write without sentimentality.
- John Barton

Dream study impacts culture.
We are put in touch with the inner poet who dreams.
We hear our inner, subjective response to the outer world.
That helps spiritualize our lives.
- Henry Reed

A Poem does not grow by jerks.
As trees in Spring produce a new ring of tissue,
so does every poet put forth a fresh outlay of stuff at the same season.
- Wilfred Owen

To a poet the mere making of a poem can seem to solve the problem of truth,
but only a problem of art is solved in poetry.
- Laura Riding

To this congress the poet speaks not of peculiar and personal things,
but of what in himself is most common,
most anonymous, most fundamental, most true of all men.
- Richard Wilbur

There are distinct duties of a poet laureate.
I plan a reading series at the Library of Congress
and advise the librarian.
The rest is how I want to promote poetry.
- Rita Dove

I think Whitman more than any other poet possessed
the gift of revealing to others the beauty of everything around us,
the beauty of nature, the beauty of human beings.
- Ella R. Bloor

Every individual ought to know at least one poet from cover to cover:
if not as a guide through the world,
then as a yardstick for the language.
- Joseph Brodsky

Being identified as a poet in France or Denmark or
India one is greeted with gracious respect.
- James Broughton

The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him
as affectionately as he has absorbed it.
- Walt Whitman

The job of the poet is to render the world -
to see it and report it without loss,
without perversion.
No poet ever talks about feelings.
Only sentimental people do.
- Mark Van Doren

A poet must be a psychologist, but a secret one:
he should know and feel the roots of phenomena but
present only the phenomena themselves in full bloom or as they fade away.
- Ivan Turgenev

A poet clings to his own tradition and avoids internationalism.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is,
in the end, the exact measure of his importance and dignity.
- George Santayana

Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me.
- Sigmund Freud

Joyce is a poet and also an elephantine pedant.
- George Orwell

Allen Ginsberg is a tremendous warrior as time goes by.
He's a warrior first and a poet second.
- Ken Kesey

The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes.
- W. Somerset Maugham

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


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