quotes about poetry

"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."

T. S. Eliot   poetry

"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."

T. S. Eliot   poetry

"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."

Robert Frost   poetry

"Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary."

Khalil Gibran   poetry

"Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words."

Edgar Allan Poe   poetry

"Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history."

Plato   poetry

"The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese."

Gilbert K. Chesterton   poetry

"The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese."

Gilbert K. Chesterton   poetry

"Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance."

Carl Sandburg   poetry

"A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language."

W. H. Auden   poetry
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