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Rhyme Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Rhyme

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Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

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Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he
performs above the heads of his audience,
the poet, like an acrobat, climbs on rhyme to a high wire of his own making.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

You know, the music business is like the Lotto.
Just put your numbers down and sometimes they hit,
and sometimes they don't.
There's just no rhyme or reason.
- Barry McGuire

Children seem naturally drawn to poetry -
it's some combination of the rhyme,
rhythm, and the words themselves.
- Jack Prelutsky

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Rappers tend to use words sometimes that just rhyme
and don't really mean nothing.
- Trick Daddy

A rhyme doesn't make a song.
- Dorothy Fields

I wanted a perfect ending.
Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme,
and some stories don't have a clear beginning,
middle and end.
- Gilda Radner


 

But there's nothing that gives me more thrill than
when I'm writing and a couplet works.
I find the right rhyme, or it's just perfect.
There's nothing that exciting.
- Rosanne Cash

Lyrics are very different.
There is a clear line between that and a poem.
Something that has been a source of great excitement
and delight for me is this idea that I get to rhyme.
- Joanna Newsom

The poetic act consists of suddenly seeing that an
idea splits up into a number of equal motifs and of grouping them;
they rhyme.
- Stephane Mallarme

I work best in rhyme and meter.
I was most confident of myself in that way.
- Thom Gunn

I believe that these devices like repetition and rhyme are not artificial,
that they're not imposed, somehow, on the language.
- Paul Muldoon

Oh, love will make a dog howl in rhyme.
- Francis Beaumont

I was promised on a time - to have reason for my rhyme;
From that time unto this season,
I received nor rhyme nor reason.
- Edmund Spenser

I mean, when it's time to rhyme rhyme,
I can get down for mine.
- Missy Elliot

Once in awhile you have a thought, and you rhyme it.
- Howard Nemerov

I'm sure 50 percent of television ads use rhyme.
- Paul Muldoon

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

I don't rhyme right now, but I may ten years from now.
- Jill Scott

I like rhyme because it is memorable,
I like form because having to work to a pattern gives me original ideas.
- Anne Stevenson

I'm tired of love; I'm still more tired of rhyme;
but money gives me pleasure all the time.
- Hilaire Belloc

If you play jazz, then you play with your fingers.
If you're playing rock, you use a pick.
There's really no rhyme or reason to that other than
that's just the way it has been.
- Kevin Eubanks

It's useless to try and make rhyme or reason of it,
because one guy thinks one thing and the other guy
sees a whole other thing.
So I try not to take them too seriously.
Lately I have them screened so I only read the positive ones.
- David Zucker

Sticks and stones may break my bones,
but words will never hurt me.
- schoolyard rhyme

Everything that Traffic ever did, I'd give Steve a complete lyric,
titled, written out with the verse, the bridge,
the shape and rhyme and then Steve had to figure out
how the meter of the words would fit musically.
- Jim Capaldi

I don't write down my experiences, but I have a very decent memory.
I have tons of books in which I write down phrases as they occur to me.
That's how I write songs.
I'll need a line and I'll go through the books and find it,
the right rhyme and everything.
- Evan Dando

I like a very dark house, just black.
I sit there and just think.
Once I'm still and quiet inside, I'll begin.
It's very personal; it has to be.
One song may be Bach, the next blues,
a song from TV, or a nursery rhyme or jazz piece.
- Bobby McFerrin

Like a French poem is life; being only perfect in structure
when with the masculine rhymes mingled the feminine are.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

You take stuff from different places,
and sometimes you stick a line in because it rhymes,
not because it makes sense.
- Van Morrison

I was always making up rhymes.
But I never thought that poetry would become my life.
- Saul Williams

I was always talking about what I could and would do,
and you would always make rhymes about the competion
even though we werent thinking about competition.
- Kool Moe Dee

I like Fisher Price music, nursery rhymes,
and the alphabet song.
- Tre Cool

I'm more into beats than rhymes.
I'm a huge fan of anything touched by the Neptunes.
Dancing is kind of my thing.
I go out with my friends as often as I can on the weekends,
and I'm always drawn to girls with rhythm.
- David Gallagher

Now between the meanings of words and their sounds
there is ordinarily no discoverable relation except one of accident;
and it is therefore miraculous,
to the mystic, when words which make sense can also
make a uniform objective structure of accents and rhymes.
- John C. Ransom

I want you to see that I'm looking.
Look at me look at you.
I'm cool with that.
- Busta Rhymes

Those who have heard me speak from time to time know
that quite often I cite the observation of that great American author,
Mark Twain, who said, history does not repeat itself,
but it rhymes.
- J. D. Hayworth

I appreciate the additional additives and preservatives
that help sell a project,
but I'm sticking to what works best for me.
I gotta sell the album live on stage and make people believe in the songs.
- Busta Rhymes

The fact that something is in a rhymed form or in blank
verse will not make it good poetry.
- Robert Morgan

In high school, we studied a lot of poetical forms.
I was really interested in the math that was involved
and the strange live break ups.
That gave me a great amount of respect for a rhymed stanza.
- Joanna Newsom

The first album was 99 percent hard core to show you
I was the best rhymer in the world.
- Big Pun

When I'm rhyming it's all in my head...
Like the slaves, when they were picking cotton,
they would block out their minds.
They would sing.
- Wyclef Jean

No thesaurus can give you those words,
no rhyming dictionary.
They must happen out of you.
- Dorothy Fields

Poetry consists in a rhyming dictionary and things seen.
- Gertrude Stein

Jigging veins of rhyming mother wits.
- Christopher Marlowe

A certain administration which I won't call by name
took the arts out of the schools,
and that left the brothers out on the street with nothing,
so they went to the turntables and started rhyming.
Then they had a way to express themselves,
and that's the birth of hip-hop.
- Isaac Hayes

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The heart, not the head, must be the guide.
- Arthur Erickson

Never bend your head. Always hold it high.
Look the world straight in the eye.
- Helen Keller

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

You don't lead by hitting people over the head -
that's assault, not leadership.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

A good head and a good heart
are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela

Hatred is an affair of the heart; contempt that of the head.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of
learned lumber in his head.
- Alexander Pope

Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
- Irvin S. Cobb

Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
- Langston Hughes

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

Life does not consist mainly,
or even largely, of facts or happenings.
It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts
that is forever flowing through one's head.
- Mark Twain

Overall the fundamentals seem to be there and he's
obviously got a very mature head on his shoulders.
He's got a kind of presence.
- Nick Price

Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.
- Euripides

There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.
- Charles Dickens

All perception of truth
is the detection of an analogy;
we reason from our hands to our head.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is better to have your head in the clouds,
and know where you are...
than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them,
and think that you are in paradise.
- Henry David Thoreau

His answer trickled through my head like water through a sieve.
- Lewis Carroll

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head,
and the heart of man go together.
- John Ruskin

Trust that little voice in your head that says 'Wouldn't
it be interesting if...';
And then do it.
- Duane Michals

Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.
- Alice Duer Miller

A wise man should have money in his head,
but not in his heart.
- Jonathan Swift

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt,
head in the sun, heart with nature.
To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body,
but the soul.
- Alfred Austin


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