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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.
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.
I am what libraries and librarians have made me, with little assistance from a professor of Greek and poets.
The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.
Rumi, who is one of the greatest Persian poets, said that the truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth.
Artist - musicians, painters, writers, poets, always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life.
The Helicon of too many poets is not a hill crowned with sunshine and visited by the Muses and the Graces, but an old, mouldering house, full of gloom and haunted by ghosts.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It is quite true, as some poets said, that the God who created man must have had a sinister sense of humor, creating him a reasonable being, yet forcing him to take this ridiculous posture, and driving him with blind craving for this ridiculous performance.
David Herbert Lawrence
Poetry is the work of poets, not of peoples or communities; artistic creation can never be anything but the production of an individual mind.
Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, but an indispensable experience, which entitles them to mistake it for a universal one.
Poets don't draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.
Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity.
Poets are Damned... but See with the Eyes of Angels.
Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument with them.
Out of the thousands who are known or who want to be known as poets, maybe one or two are genuine and the rest are fakes, hanging around the sacred precincts, trying to look like the real thing.
Modesty, tis a virtue not often found among poets, for almost every one of them thinks himself the greatest in the world.
Miguel de Cervantes
Reviewers are usually people who would have been, poets, historians, biographer, if they could. They have tried their talents at one thing or another and have failed; therefore they turn critic.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The worth of a civilization or a culture is not valued in the terms of its material wealth or military power, but by the quality and achievements of its representative individuals - its philosophers, its poets and its artists.
I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose = words in their best order; - poetry = the best words in the best order.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Money is everywhere but so is poetry. What we lack are the poets.
Lyrics have to be underwritten. That's why poets generally make poor lyric writers because the language is too rich. You get drowned in it.
We have to raise the consciousness; the only way poets can change the world is to raise the consciousness of the general populace.
I never became a writer for the money. I am a poet first. Even getting published is a miracle for poets.
The south produced statesmen and soldiers, planters and doctors and lawyers and poets, but certainly no engineers and mechanics. Let Yankees adopt such low callings.
My favorite poets may not be your bread and butter. I have more favorite poems than favorite poets.
For me rappers and dancers are poets and artists and often times the most interesting performances are given by them.
Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance.
My father, George, has also affected the choices in my life regarding films. I like films that take chances or say something different or experiment. Growing up with him, I was surrounded by different artists - not just actors or film-makers but cartoonists, poets, writers.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Alphonse de Lamartine
Let the poets cry themselves to sleep, and all their tearful words will turn back into steam.
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