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A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.
Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.
My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.
Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.
Frank Lloyd Wright
A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.
If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the Creator, there is no poverty.
Rainer Maria Rilke
All a poet can do today is warn.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
I want to be a lawyer, a dancer, an actress, a mother, a wife, a children's author, a distance runner, a poet, a pianist, a pet store owner, an astronaut, an environmental and humanitarian activist, a psychiatrist, a ballet teacher, and the first woman president.
Fighting for one's freedom, struggling towards being free, is like struggling to be a poet or a good Christian or a good Jew or a good Muslim or good Zen Buddhist. You work all day long and achieve some kind of level of success by nightfall, go to sleep and wake up the next morning with the job still to be done. So you start all over again.
As things are, and as fundamentally they must always be, poetry is not a career, but a mug's game. No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written: He may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing.
T. S. Eliot
Who shall measure the hat and violence of the poet's heart when caught and tangled in a woman's body?
Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
I know some people might think it odd - unworthy even - for me to have written a cookbook, but I make no apologies. The U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins thought I had demeaned myself by writing poetry for Hallmark Cards, but I am the people's poet so I write for the people.
A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things, a poet in words, a musician by sounds.
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
W. H. Auden
A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.
To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.
No bad man can be a good poet.
These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can't live with them, or without them.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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