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Poetry is a counterfeit creation, and makes things that are not, as though they were
When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realise.
To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.
John Andrew Holmes
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences and ask themselves with how many people and on how many occasions they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another
W H Auden
Every age has its own poetry; in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry.
If creating life is art, then living and dying must be poetry.
Bethany Jane Andrews Hoey
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
To feel greatly, and understand greatly, and express greatly, the natural Beauty, is the sole business of poetry. The rest's diversion: those holy or noble sentiments, the intricate ideas, The love, lust, longing: reasons, but not the reason.
There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Edgar Allen Poe
Inspiration is needed in geometry, just as much as in poetry.
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