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Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
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.
Artists - 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.
She knows more of love than the poets can say, and her eyes offer something that won't go away.
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Some of my educated Filipino friends were aspiring poets, but their aspirations were all in the direction of the United States. They had no desire to learn from the bardic tradition that continued in the barrios. Their ideal would have been to write something that would get them to Iowa, where they would study creative writing.
Though I may deny poets their monopoly on inspiration, I still place them in a select group of Fortune's darlings.
And thus it was that I started to wonder why Robert Burns is so important to us. We have other poets, and other writers, and other heroes, yet we do not afford them the veneration that we afford to Robert Burns.
Len G. Murray
The scholars and poets of an earlier time can be read only with a dictionary to help.
After I'd been in college for a couple years I'd read Shakespeare and Frost and Chaucer and the poets of the Harlem Renaissance. I'd come to appreciate how gorgeous the English language could be. But most fantasy novels didn't seem to make the effort.
I'm very conscious that people dear to me are alive in my imagination - poets in particular.
The 1960s was a period when writers in the West began to be aware of the extraordinary eloquence and popular attraction of the Russian poets such as Yevtushenko and Voznesensky - oppositional figures who could draw crowds. The Russian poets recited from memory as a matter of course.
Sylvia Plath, Rumi, there's a lot of spoken word poets who do a really incredible job putting their spoken work into page poetry - that's what I strive to do.
We will certainly see teachers, journalists, artists and poets in space. Whatever it takes to the be the best is what it will take to get you into space.
Women make us poets, children make us philosophers.
Malcolm de Chazal
The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible.
T. S. Eliot
The poets are only the interpreters of the gods.
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.
D. H. Lawrence
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
The poets' scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone. Genius survives; all else is claimed by death.
I've been trekking the hills and lanes of the British countryside for nearly four decades now and I've come to associate my passion with overexcited poets rather than pampered painters.
So much inspires me. People living their lives with courage, beauty of all kinds, nature in all its aspects, people I love and people I hardly know, and, of course, other poets.
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.
Most poets are elitist dregs more concerned with proving their skill with a dictionary than communicating ideas with impact.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
Jean de La Fontaine
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