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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 are all who love, who feel great truths, And tell them; and the truth of truths is love.
Philip James Bailey
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.
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.
Some of my favorite poets had a tremendous sense of whimsy, so it's a writing style I guess I admire.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Alphonse de Lamartine
The poet Melvin B. Tolson once said, 'A civilization is judged only in its decline.' That made sense to me. I would imagine the same is true for poets and tennis players.
My favorite poets may not be your bread and butter. I have more favorite poems than favorite poets.
Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others.
Travelers are like poets. They are mostly an angry race.
I'm very proud of the fact that I'm one of Britain's biggest selling poets. That gives me a huge amount of pleasure.
I hear poets complaining: 'We face what our forebears did not face. We face TV. We face radio. We face this and that.'
All poets are idlers, even if all idlers are not poets.
People will always blame the poets for society's ills. But these are the true artists.
Once you have an innovation culture, even those who are not scientists or engineers - poets, actors, journalists - they, as communities, embrace the meaning of what it is to be scientifically literate. They embrace the concept of an innovation culture. They vote in ways that promote it. They don't fight science and they don't fight technology.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
I think of poets as outlaw visionaries in a way.
I actually very rarely see comedy myself, and although I admire the work of some comics, it does come from all over, so I'll get a charge out of some fiction writers and poets.
Women make us poets, children make us philosophers.
Malcolm de Chazal
All kids, when they go to school, are pretty good artists and dancers and singers and poets. All that gets buried, basically through being educated, or brainwashed.
If we're gonna progress as a people we are going to realise that, as one of my favourite poets says, the other is a lie. There are no other people. Race is a social construct.
In working on a poem, I love to revise. Lots of younger poets don't enjoy this, but in the process of revision I discover things.
Without poets, without artists, men would soon weary of nature's monotony.
Science is not addressed to poets.
George Henry Lewes
It is what the poets of Ireland used to be saying, that every brave man, good at fighting, and every man that could do great deeds and not be making much talk about them, was of the Sons of the Gael; and that every skilled man that had music and that did enchantments secretly, was of the Tuatha de Danaan.
There are very few great poets in the world.
Tahar Ben Jelloun
Southern poets are still writing narrative poems, poems in forms, dramatic poems.
Maybe the example of Southern fiction writing has been so powerful that Southern poets have sort of keyed themselves to that.
Indolence, of course, is an absolutely crucial part of the creative process: you do not find poets sitting in rows in cavernous word factories, staring at screens. They are rather to be found lolling on the sofa or strolling through the groves, nursing their melancholic temperaments and losing themselves in extended reveries.
Poetry, being supremely useless, by its very existence represents a protest against the so-called 'real world' of busy-ness and moneymaking, so we must embrace, salute and support our poets.
Has the painter not always gone to an art school, or at least to an established master, for instruction? And the composer, the sculptor, the architect? Then why not the writer? Good poets, like good hybrid corn, are both born and made.
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