Quotations About / On: POEM

  • 21.
    Just as a child is really a thing that wants to become a man, so is the poem an object of nature that wants to become an object of art.
    (Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 21 in Selected Aphorisms from the Lyceum (1797), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
  • 22.
    It's easy to understand why the most beautiful poems about England in the spring were written by poets living in Italy at the time.
    (Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Miles Fairley (George Sanders), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, to Mrs. Muir during a spring shower (1947). From the novel by R.A. Dick.)
  • 23.
    It's easy to understand why the most beautiful poems about England in the spring were written by poets living in Italy at the time.
    (Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Miles Fairley (George Sanders), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947). To Mrs. Muir during a spring shower. From the novel by R.A. Dick.)
  • 24.
    Often in winter the end of the day is like the final metaphor in a poem celebrating death: there is no way out.
    (Agustin Gomez-Arcos (b. 1939), Spanish author. A Bird Burned Alive, ch. 1 (1988).)
  • 25.
    Strictly speaking, the idea of a scientific poem is probably as nonsensical as that of a poetic science.
    (Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 61 in Selected Aphorisms from the Lyceum (1797), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
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  • 26.
    It is with roses and locomotives (not to mention acrobats Spring electricity Coney Island the 4th of July the eyes of mice and Niagara Falls) that my "poems" are competing.
    (E.E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings (1894-1962), U.S. poet. Is 5, foreword (1926).)
  • 27.
    No race can prosper till it learns there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
    (Booker T. Washington (1856-1915), U.S. educator. address, Sept. 18, 1895, Atlanta Exposition. Up From Slavery (1901).)
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  • 28.
    No other human being, no woman, no poem or music, book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to give man the illusion of real creation.
    (Marguerite Duras (b. 1914), French author. "Alcohol," Practicalities (1987, trans. 1990).)
  • 29.
    A poem need not have a meaning and like most things in nature often does not have.
    (Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), U.S. poet. "Adagia," Opus Posthumous (1959).)
    More quotations from: Wallace Stevens, poem, nature
  • 30.
    The writing of a poem is like a child throwing stones into a mineshaft. You compose first, then you listen for the reverberation.
    (James Fenton (b. 1949), British poet, critic. Ars Poetica, no. 22, Independent on Sunday (London, June 24, 1990).)
    More quotations from: James Fenton, poem, child
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