Quotations About / On: POEM

  • 31.
    A poem is good until one knows by whom it is.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 32.
    Considered subjectively, philosophy always begins in the middle, like an epic poem.
    (Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 84 in Selected Aphorisms from the Athenaeum (1798), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
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  • 33.
    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).)
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  • 34.
    Title deeds generally outlast poems.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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  • 35.
    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.")
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  • 36.
    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).)
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  • 37.
    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
  • 38.
    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.)
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  • 39.
    The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem.
    (Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. Leaves of Grass, preface (1855).)
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  • 40.
    Writing poem is passion of those who find deep emotion to express and few want to hear him out.
    (Shashikant Nishant Sharma)
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