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Quotations About / On: POETRY

  • 41.
    Prose and poetry are as different as food and drink.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Dedication in an Album, Poems (1853).)
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  • 42.
    I am one of those who hold that poetry is never so blithe as in a wanton and irregular subject.
    (Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Twenty-Nine Sonnets of Etienne de La Boétie," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. I, ch. 29, Simon Millanges, Bordeaux, first edition (1580).)
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  • 43.
    At certain times, men regard poetry merely as a bright flame, but to women it was, and always will be, a warm fire.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. "Album Leaf", Poems (1830).)
  • 44.
    What raises great poetry above all else—it is the entire person and also the entire world.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Also: commemorative sheet for Friedrich von Reden and Wilhelm von Wartenegg. Album entry, Poems (1862).)
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  • 45.
    Poetry has done enough when it charms, but prose must also convince.
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, essayist. Prejudices, Third Series, Knopf (1922).)
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  • 46.
    Poetry, the genre of purest beauty, was born of a truncated woman: her head severed from her body with a sword, a symbolic penis.
    (Andrea Dworkin (b. 1946), U.S. feminist critic. Pornography, ch. 4 (1981).)
  • 47.
    All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
    (Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. The Defendant, "A Defence of Slang," (1901).)
  • 48.
    The sources of poetry are in the spirit seeking completeness.
    (Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980), U.S. poet. The Life of Poetry, ch. 13 (1949).)
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  • 49.
    To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion—all in one.
    (John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. Modern Painters III, pt. 4, ch. 16 (1856).)
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  • 50.
    In view of this half-sight of science, we accept the sentence of Plato, that, "poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history."
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Nature, ch. 8 (1836, revised and repr. 1849).)
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