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30 Famous Quotes About Poetry.

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In this post, I am going to share with you 50 Famous and Beautiful Quotes About Poetry written by famous poets. which will not only clear your perception about poetry but will give you a new view to look at life.

1 ) Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular. Aristotle

2) A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. Robert Frost

3) Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility. William Wordsworth

4) To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.  Robert Graves

5) Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar Percy Bysshe Shelley

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6) Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth. Samuel Johnson


7) 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

8 ) We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry William Butler Yeats

9 ) I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything. Steven Wright

10) A poet dares be just so clear and no clearer… He unzips the veil from beauty, but does not remove it. A poet utterly clear is a trifle glaring. E. B. White


Quotes About Poetry.
Quotes About Poetry.


11) If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it’s to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel. Jim Morrison

12) I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty. Edgar Allan Poe

13) Therefore’ is a word the poet must not know.”   Andre Gide

14) I’m a great believer in poetry out of the classroom, in public places, on subways, trains, on cocktail napkins. I’d rather have my poems on the subway than around the seminar table at an MFA program. Billy Collins

15) Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow.” Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

16) Poetry is emotion, passion, love, grief—everything that is human. It is not for zombies by zombies.” F. Sionil Jose

17) The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.” Jean Cocteau

18) To me, art begets art. Painting feeds the eye just as poetry feeds the ear, which is to say that both feed the soul.” Susan Vreeland

19) You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you. Joseph Joubert

20) There’s a reason poets often say, ‘Poetry saved my life,’ for often the blank page is the only one listening to the soul’s suffering, the only one registering the story completely, the only one receiving all softly and without condemnation.” — Clarissa Pinkola Estes



Quotes About Poetry.

Beautiful Quotes About Poetry.

21) Poetry is what in a poem makes you laugh, cry, prickle, be silent, makes your toe nails twinkle, makes you want to do this or that or nothing, makes you know that you are alone in the unknown world, that your bliss and suffering is forever shared and forever all your own. Dylan Thomas

22) I believe that every English poet should read the English classics, master the rules of grammar before he attempts to bend or break them, travel abroad, experience the horrors of sordid passion, and – if he is lucky enough – know the love of an honest woman. ~Robert Graves
23) One of my secret instructions to myself as a poet is: “Whatever you do, don’t be boring.” ~Anne Sexton

24) If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. –Emily Dickinson

25)Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. ~Khalil Gibran

26) “The genesis of a poem for me is usually a cluster of words. The only good metaphor I can think of is a scientific one: dipping a thread into a supersaturated solution to induce crystal formation. I don’t think I solve problems in my poetry; I think I uncover the problems.” MARGARET ATWOOD

27) “Poetry … is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.” — Salvatore Quasimod

28) Poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air. Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable. Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away CARL SANDBURG

29) Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before. Audre Lorde

30) Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is a painting that is felt rather than seen. Leonardo da Vinci

Readers, This was the collection of all those beautiful quotes about poetry written by famous poets and writers. Do share with your friends and family.



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