Quotations About / On: POETRY

  • 1.
    Respect Poetry so Poetry will respect you.
    (Poetry, Arts, Respect, Honesty, Values)
    More quotations from: Giorgio A. V.
  • 2.
    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).)
  • 3.
    Only poetry inspires poetry.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Books," Society and Solitude (1870).)
    More quotations from: Ralph Waldo Emerson, poetry
  • 4.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Robert Graves, poetry, money
  • 5.
    The passion for poetry is innate - but good poetry only comes from the honest, critical eyes of others.
    (John Allen Richter)
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  • 6.
    It's easy to unfurl oneself in poetry than prose. I love poetry exactly for that.
    (Khairul Ahsan)
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  • 7.
    Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.
    (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. "Montaigne," The Common Reader, First Series (1925).)
    More quotations from: Virginia Woolf, poetry
  • 8.
    From what the moderns want, we must learn what poetry should become; from what the ancients did, what poetry must be.
    (Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 84 in Selected Aphorisms from the Lyceum (1797), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
    More quotations from: Friedrich Von Schlegel, poetry
  • 9.
    Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry; on the other hand, poetry sinks and swoons under a moderate weight of prose.
    (Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864), British author. Imaginary Conversations, "Archdeacon Hare and Walter Landor," The Last Fruit of an Old Tree (1853).)
    More quotations from: Walter Savage Landor, poetry
  • 10.
    If there were no poetry on any day in the world, poetry would be invented that day. For there would be an intolerable hunger.
    (Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980), U.S. poet. The Life of Poetry, ch. 10 (1949).)
    More quotations from: Muriel Rukeyser, poetry, world
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