Poetry Quotes

It’s a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.

The artist, depicting man disdainful of the storm and stress of life, is no less reconciling and healing than the poet who, while endowing Nature and Humanity, rejoices in its measureless superiority to human passions and human sorrows.

The girl whose boy-friend starts writing her love poems should be on guard.

To be a wit, intelligence is enough; to be a poet takes imagination.

Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after, And the poetry he invented was easy to understand; He knew human folly like the back of his hand, And was greatly interested in armies and fleets; When he laughed, respectable senators burst with laughter, And when he cried the little children died in the streets.

Listen, for poets are feigned to lie, and I For you a liar am a thousand times.

What is a Professor of Poetry? How can poetry be professed?

Poetry, n. A form of expression peculiar to the Land beyond the Magazines.

You will never be alone with a poet in your pocket.

Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences and ask themselves with how many people and on how many occasions they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another.