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At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, 'Truth is the daughter of Time.'
A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.
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.
Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
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.
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.
A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.
To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.
A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair.
A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.
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.
The generous Critic fann'd the Poet's fire, And taught the world with reason to admire.
Edgar Allan Poe
Pound's crazy. All poets are. They have to be. You don't put a poet like Pound in the loony bin.
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
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.
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 poem is a naked person... Some people say that I am a poet.
A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.
I think a poet is anybody who wouldn't call himself a poet.
Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me.
The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things.
Leonardo da Vinci
Joyce is a poet and also an elephantine pedant.
The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,' probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
The bad poet is usually unconscious where he ought to be conscious, and conscious where he ought to be unconscious.
T. S. Eliot
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
W. H. Auden
Any poet, if he is to survive beyond his 25th year, must alter; he must seek new literary influences; he will have different emotions to express.
T. S. Eliot
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