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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.
Literature must rest always on a principle, and temporal considerations are no principle at all. For, to the poet, all times and places are one; the stuff he deals with is eternal and eternally the same: no theme is inept, no past or present preferable.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Ludwig van Beethoven
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
W. H. Auden
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
But the lover's power is the poet's power. He can make love from all the common strings with which this world is strung.
The generous Critic fann'd the Poet's fire, And taught the world with reason to admire.
Edgar Allan Poe
No bad man can be a good poet.
A paranoiac like a poet, is born, not made.
Like a great poet, Nature knows how to produce the greatest effects with the most limited means.
This is just rap. I'm not trying to make people think I'm some sort of scientific wizard or inspirational poet.
A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.
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.
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.
Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.
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.
Any great warrior is also a scholar, and a poet, and an artist.
You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
In constructing the plot and working it out with the proper diction, the poet should place the scene, as far as possible, before his eyes. In this way, seeing everything with the utmost vividness, as if he were a spectator of the action, he will discover what is in keeping with it, and be most unlikely to overlook inconsistencies.
Married or unmarried, young or old, poet or worker, you are still a dreamer, and will one time know, and feel, that your life is but a dream.
Donald G. Mitchell
Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me.
There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.
Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth - the true poet is very near the oracle.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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