Quotations About / On:
Respect Poetry so Poetry will respect you.
(Poetry, Arts, Respect, Honesty, Values)
Only poetry inspires poetry.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Books," Society and Solitude (1870).)
The passion for poetry is innate - but good poetry only comes from the honest, critical eyes of others.
(John Allen Richter)
If poetry's the picture and the writer be the camera, a whole lot of negatives have yet to be developed.
It's easy to unfurl oneself in poetry than prose. I love poetry exactly for that.
Women do not have as great a need for poetry because their own essence is poetry.
(Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 127 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
If there's no money in poetry, neither is there poetry in money.
(Robert Graves (1895-1985), British poet, novelist. speech, Dec. 6, 1963, London School of Economics. "Mammon," Mammon and the Black Goddess (1965).)
Do not implant in sterile land, as you're reading poetry to deaf ones.
(Don't discuss deep matters with shallow-brain one.)
A poet is for poetry, not for you and me
Is poetry the name of second madness?