Quotations About / On: POEM

  • 31.
    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
  • 32.
    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
  • 33.
    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
  • 34.
    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
  • 35.
    Poem is the way of life. With the muse of everything in life!
    More quotations from: Edward Kofi Louis
  • 36.
    All poets are silent mads. Every poem reflects its owner's madness.
    More quotations from: Rosna Roy
  • 37.
    “I can write the saddest poem of all tonight. I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.”
    (― Pablo Neruda)
    More quotations from: Pablo Neruda
  • 38.
    Writing poem is passion of those who find deep emotion to express and few want to hear him out.
    (Shashikant Nishant Sharma)
    More quotations from: Shashikant Nishant Sharma
  • 39.
    “A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.”
    More quotations from: Robert Frost
  • 40.
    Poetry, more or less, is a jugglery of words— the more obscure a poem sounds, the better reception it gets.
    More quotations from: Akshat Shukla
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