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I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue.
Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.
Modern poets talk against business, poor things, but all of us write for money. Beginners are subjected to trial by market.
The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods.
Poets have said that the reason to have children is to give yourself immortality. Immortality? Now that I have five children, my only hope is that they are all out of the house before I die.
To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
Pound's crazy. All poets are. They have to be. You don't put a poet like Pound in the loony bin.
The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
T. S. Eliot
Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.
The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible.
T. S. Eliot
Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers.
To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
And poets, in my view, and I think the view of most people, do speak God's language - it's better, it's finer, it's language on a higher plane than ordinary people speak in their daily lives.
Nations are born in the hearts of poets, they prosper and die in the hands of politicians.
Irish poets, learn your trade, sing whatever is well made, scorn the sort now growing up all out of shape from toe to top.
William Butler Yeats
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars - mere globs of gas atoms. I, too, can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more?
Richard P. Feynman
Poets wish to profit or to please.
I make it clear why I write as I do and why other poets write as they do. After hundreds of experiments I decided to go my own way in style and see what would happen.
I took to wearing a black tie known as the Ascot, with long drooping ends. I had seen pictures of painters, sculptors, poets, wearing this style of tie.
The scholars and poets of an earlier time can be read only with a dictionary to help.
But are not the dreams of poets and the tales of travellers notoriously false?
H. P. Lovecraft
Example moves the world more than doctrine. The great exemplars are the poets of action, and it makes little difference whether they be forces for good or forces for evil.
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