Poets have an extraordinary talent of expressing their emotions which others find it hard to do. The poet tries to put in the same emotion and expression which he gets into, and the words are the only way through which he can express them. Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition. Strangely, poets love solitude and their best works are born when they are alone. PB Shelly rightly said, “A poet is a nightingale who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds”. It is the outcome of the inner feelings and as some one said, poetry is not written, it is bled. Therefore, poets would like their works to be taken as such in the right sense and any intrusion will not be tolerated. A poet can survive anything but a misprint. Here is a collection of quotes on poets. Read them and share with those who have poetic taste.