Quotations About / On: SONNET

  • 1.
    A sentimental aphorism is even more a surprise than a hard- boiled sonnet.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
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  • 2.
    Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Henry to Dorian Gray, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 19 (1891).)
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  • 3.
    You will know if you are passionate about poems; dithyrambically nor sonnet and etc., having all the discernment and complacency, and your imagination works like a repertory; caught your self in a idyllic-congruence of heartily penned words.
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  • 4.
    I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water: I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone.
    (Tallulah Bankhead (1903-1968), U.S. screen actor. Tallulah, ch. 1 (1952).)
  • 5.
    Therefore we value the poet. All the argument and all the wisdom is not in the encyclopedia, or the treatise on metaphysics, or the Body of Divinity, but in the sonnet or the play.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Circles," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 6.
    Bursting blooms of bluebonnet to the sun sing silent sonnets..
    A beetlebored bamboo flute.. Yonder wind plays upon it
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 7.
    Scorn not the sonnet; critic, you have frowned,
    Mindless of its just honors; with this key
    Shakespeare unlocked his heart;
    (William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. Scorn not the sonnet; critic, you have frowned (l. 1-3). . . The Poems; Vol. 2 [William Wordsworth]. John O. Hayden, ed. (1977, repr. 1989) Penguin Books.)
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