Quotations About / On: POETRY

  • 21.
    Poetry uses the hub of a torque converter for a jello mold.
    (Diane Glancy (b. 1941), U.S. poet. As quoted in What Is Found There, ch. 12, by Adrienne Rich (1993).)
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  • 22.
    All poetry, as discriminated from the various paradigms of prosody, is prayer.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. "Humanistic Quietism," p. 79, Dublin Magazine, ix, n.s. (July-Sept., 1934).)
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  • 23.
    Science is for those who learn; poetry, for those who know.
    (Joseph Roux (1834-1886), French priest, writer. Meditations of a Parish Priest, pt. 1, no. 71 (1886).)
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  • 24.
    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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  • 25.
    I write poetry in order to live more fully.
    (Judith Rodriguez (b. 1936), Australian poet. As quoted in Contemporary Poets, 3rd ed., by James Vinson (1980).)
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  • 26.
    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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  • 27.
    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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  • 28.
    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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  • 29.
    For awhile after you quit Keats all other poetry seems to be only whistling or humming.
    (F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. letter, Aug. 3, 1940, to his daughter Frances Scott Fitzgerald. The Letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald, ed. Andrew Turnbull (1963). Fitzgerald described Ode on a Grecian Urn as "unbearably beautiful with every syllable as inevitable as the notes in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony" (same source).)
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  • 30.
    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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