Quotations About / On: POETRY

  • 11.
    'Poetry is the thoughts of an insane mind.'
    (Adam M. Snow)
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  • 12.
    Prose talks and poetry sings.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Poems (1837).)
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  • 13.
    Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes.
    (Joseph Roux (1834-1886), French priest, writer. Meditations of a Parish Priest, pt. 1, no. 76 (1886).)
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  • 14.
    Poetry has become the higher algebra of metaphors.
    (José Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955), Spanish essayist, philosopher. "More About the Dehumanization of Art," The Dehumanization of Art (1925).)
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  • 15.
    Poetry is a mere drug, Sir.
    (George Farquhar (1678-1707), Irish dramatist. repr. In Complete Works, ed. Charles Stonehill (1930). Pamphlet, in Love and a Bottle, act 3, sc. 2 (1698).)
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  • 16.
    Poetry is adolescence fermented, and thus preserved.
    (José Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955), Spanish essayist, philosopher. repr. In The Dehumanization of Art and Other Essays (1968). "In Search of Goethe from Within," Partisan Review (New Brunswick, New Jersey, December 1949).)
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  • 17.
    It's not like bullshit, more like poetry.
    (William Gibson (b. 1948), U.S. science fiction (cyberpunk) writer. Molly Millions (razor-girl, former "meat-puppet," and antiheroine) in Neuromancer. Ch. 8, Ace Science Fiction (1984). Describing the visionary language of the Rastafarians of "Zion cluster," an orbiting colony in a dystopian near-future.)
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  • 18.
    One can be well-bred and write bad poetry
    (Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Philinte, in The Misanthrope, act 4, sc. 1 (1666).)
  • 19.
    Poetry is as precise a thing as geometry.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Correspondance, letter, August 14, 1853, to Louise Colet, Conard (1926-1933).)
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  • 20.
    For poetry makes nothing happen:
    (W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907-1973), Anglo-American poet, essayist. In Memory of W. B. Yeats (l. 36). . . Juvenilia; Poems, 1922-1928 [W. H. Auden]. Katherine Bucknell, ed. (1994) Princeton University Press.)
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