Quotations About / On: POETRY

  • 11.
    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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  • 12.
    It's easy to unfurl oneself in poetry than prose. I love poetry exactly for that.
    (Khairul Ahsan)
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  • 13.
    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).)
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  • 14.
    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).)
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  • 15.
    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).)
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  • 16.
    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).)
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  • 17.
    "Poetry's unnat'ral; no man ever talked poetry 'cept a beadle on boxin' day, or Warren's blackin' or Rowland's oil, or some o' them low fellows; never you let yourself down to talk poetry, my boy."
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Tony Weller in The Pickwick Papers, ch. 33, p. 452 (1837). The elder Weller, commenting on his son's composition of a valentine.)
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  • 18.
    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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  • 19.
    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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  • 20.
    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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