Quotations About / On: POEM

  • 11.
    The novel is born of disillusionment; the poem, of despair.
    (José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 51, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).)
    More quotations from: José Bergamín, poem, despair
  • 12.
    Title deeds generally outlast poems.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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  • 13.
    I have never felt a placard and a poem are in any way similar.
    (Kristin Hunter (b. 1931), African American author. Black Women Writers at Work, ch. 6, by Claudia Tate (1983). On why her writing was not directly "political.")
    More quotations from: Kristin Hunter, poem
  • 14.
    There is something about a bureaucrat that does not like a poem.
    (Gore Vidal (b. 1925), U.S. novelist, critic. Sex, Death and Money, preface (1968).)
    More quotations from: Gore Vidal, poem
  • 15.
    The great poem must have the stamp of greatness as well as its essence.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 403, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
    More quotations from: Henry David Thoreau, poem
  • 16.
    Women are not supposed to have uteruses, especially in poems.
    (Maxine Kumin (b. 1925), U.S. poet and feminist. As quoted in Women's Studies, p. 135 (1976). On the restrictions on poetry's subject matter due to male editors' dismissal of peculiarly "female" topics.)
    More quotations from: Maxine Kumin, women
  • 17.
    The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem.
    (Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. Leaves of Grass, preface (1855).)
    More quotations from: Walt Whitman, poem
  • 18.
    Poems are like children, you raise them up, watch them grow and in time you will have to let them go out into the world!
    (Lubinda Lubinda)
    More quotations from: Lubinda Lubinda
  • 19.
    Sometimes I feel that the historic references and the images I upload (later on when I have written my poems) undermine them.
    (Charu Gandhi. On poem 'The Passing')
    More quotations from: Sadiqullah Khan
  • 20.
    'Poem has its own melody like a song. A poet soul must write not to impress but to EXPRESS. '
    (For You My Lord)
    More quotations from: Ging Ollado
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