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Poet Quotes

Author Birth - Death
Lascelles Abercrombie 1881 - 1938
Lucius Accius -
Diane Ackerman 1948 -
Aeschylus 525 BC - 456 BC
Mark Akenside 1721 - 1770
Anna Akhmatova 1889 - 1966
Alcaeus -
Thomas Bailey Aldrich 1836 - 1907
Dante Alighieri 1265 - 1321
William Allingham 1821 - 1889
Al Alvarez 1929 -
Yehuda Amichai 1924 - 2000
A. R. Ammons 1926 - 2001
Anacreon -
Lemon Andersen 1975 -
Maya Angelou 1928 - 2014
David Antin 1932 -
Louis Aragon 1897 - 1982
Archilochus 680 BC - 645 BC
Pietro Aretino 1492 - 1556
Ludovico Ariosto 1474 - 1533
Aristophanes 448 BC - 380 BC
Simon Armitage 1963 -
Richard Armour 1906 - 1989
Ernst Moritz Arndt 1769 - 1860
Matthew Arnold 1822 - 1888
Edwin Arnold 1832 - 1904
John Ashbery 1927 -
W. H. Auden 1907 - 1973
Ausonius 310 - 395
Alfred Austin 1835 - 1913
Rahman Baba 1653 - 1711
Philip James Bailey 1816 - 1902
Joanna Baillie 1762 - 1851
Amiri Baraka 1934 - 2014
Anna Letitia Barbauld 1743 - 1825
Joel Barlow 1754 - 1812
Barnabe Barnes 1569 - 1609
Richard Barnfield 1574 - 1627
Bernard Barton 1784 - 1849
John Barton -
Matsuo Basho 1644 - 1694
Ellen Bass 1947 -
Charles Baudelaire 1821 - 1867
James Beattie 1735 - 1803
Joachim du Bellay 1522 - 1560
Hilaire Belloc 1870 - 1953
Stephen Vincent Benet 1898 - 1943
William Rose Benet 1886 - 1950
Wendell Berry 1934 -
John Berryman 1914 - 1972
John Betjeman 1906 - 1984
Elizabeth Bibesco 1897 - 1945
Elizabeth Bishop 1911 - 1979
Richard Blackmore 1654 - 1729
Robert Blair 1699 - 1746
William Blake 1757 - 1827
Robert Bly 1926 -
Louise Bogan 1897 - 1970
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux 1636 - 1711
Arna Bontemps 1902 - 1973
Jorge Luis Borges 1899 - 1986
Anne Bradstreet 1612 - 1672
Bertolt Brecht 1898 - 1956
Andre Breton 1896 - 1966
Nicholas Breton 1545 - 1626
Robert Bridges 1844 - 1930
Robert Bringhurst 1946 -
Joseph Brodsky 1940 - 1996
Alexander Brome 1620 - 1666
Rupert Brooke 1887 - 1915
Gwendolyn Brooks 1917 - 2000
Pam Brown 1948 -
Thomas Edward Brown 1830 - 1897
Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806 - 1861
Robert Browning 1812 - 1889
William C. Bryant 1794 - 1878
William Cullen Bryant 1794 - 1878
Basil Bunting 1900 - 1985
Robert Burns 1759 - 1796
Samuel Butler 1835 - 1902
Lord Byron 1788 - 1824
Charles Stuart Calverley 1831 - 1884
Thomas Campbell 1777 - 1844
Will Carleton 1845 - 1912
Bliss Carman 1861 - 1929
Anne Carson 1950 -
Sydney Carter 1915 - 2004
Phoebe Cary 1824 - 1871
Paul Celan 1920 - 1970
Aime Cesaire 1913 - 2008
Adelbert von Chamisso 1781 - 1838
George Chapman 1559 - 1634
John Jay Chapman 1862 - 1933
Rene Char 1907 - 1988
Geoffrey Chaucer 1343 - 1400
Bradley Chicho 1895 -
Chilon -
Charles Churchill 1731 - 1764
Amy Clampitt 1920 - 1994
John Clare 1793 - 1864
John Cleveland 1613 - 1658
Lucille Clifton 1936 -
Arthur Hugh Clough 1819 - 1861
Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772 - 1834
William Collins 1721 - 1759
Billy Collins 1941 -
William Congreve 1670 - 1729
Eliza Cook 1818 - 1889
Wendy Cope 1945 -
Gregory Corso 1930 - 2001
Abraham Cowley 1618 - 1667
William Cowper 1731 - 1800
George Crabbe 1754 - 1832
Hart Crane 1899 - 1932
Robert Creeley 1926 - 2005
Countee Cullen 1903 - 1946
Samuel Daniel 1562 - 1619
Mahmoud Darwish 1941 - 2008
William Davenant 1606 - 1668
W. H. Davies 1871 - 1940
William F. DeVault 1955 -
Jacques Delille 1738 - 1813
Emily Dickinson 1830 - 1886
Henry Austin Dobson 1840 - 1921
Stephen Dobyns 1941 -
John Donne 1572 - 1631
Mark Van Doren 1894 - 1972
Lord Alfred Douglas 1870 - 1945
Rita Dove 1952 -
Ernest Dowson 1867 - 1900
John Drinkwater 1882 - 1937
William Drummond 1585 - 1649
John Dryden 1631 - 1700
Louis Dudek 1918 - 2001
Carol Ann Duffy 1955 -
William Dunbar 1460 - 1520
Helen Dunmore 1952 -
Stephen Dunn 1939 -
Douglas Dunn 1942 -
Edward Dyer 1543 - 1607
Henry Van Dyke 1852 - 1933
Richard Eberhart 1904 - 2005
T. S. Eliot 1888 - 1965
Paul Eluard 1895 - 1952
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882
William Empson 1906 - 1984
Yunus Emre 1238 - 1320
Paul Engle 1908 - 1991
Quintus Ennius 239 BC - 169 BC
John Erskine 1879 - 1951
Clarissa Pinkola Estes 1945 -
Euripides 480 BC - 406 BC
Mari Evans 1923 -
William Falconer 1732 - 1769
James Fenton 1949 -
Ferdowsi 935 - 1020
Lawrence Ferlinghetti 1919 -
David Ferry 1924 -
Eugene Field 1850 - 1895
Ian Hamilton Finlay 1925 -
Zoketsu Norman Fischer 1946 -
Edward Fitzgerald 1809 - 1883
Penelope Fitzgerald 1916 - 2000
Jean de La Fontaine 1621 - 1695
Sam Walter Foss 1858 - 1911
Marie de France -
Veronica Franco 1546 - 1591
Robert Frost 1874 - 1963
Du Fu 712 - 770
John Fuller 1937 -
Solomon Ibn Gabirol 1021 - 1058
Serge Gainsbourg 1928 - 1991
Richard Le Gallienne 1866 - 1947
Sunil Gangopadhyay 1934 - 2012
Theophile Gautier 1811 - 1872
John Gay 1685 - 1732
Khalil Gibran 1883 - 1931
Jack Gilbert 1925 - 2012
Allen Ginsberg 1926 - 1997
Nikki Giovanni 1943 -
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 - 1832
Oliver Goldsmith 1730 - 1774
Herman Gorter 1864 - 1927
Daphne Gottlieb 1968 -
Juan Goytisolo 1931 -
Anne Grant 1755 - 1838
Thomas Gray 1716 - 1771
Matthew Green 1696 - 1737
Franz Grillparzer 1791 - 1872
Edgar Guest 1881 - 1959
Thom Gunn 1929 - 2004
Marilyn Hacker 1942 -
Suheir Hammad 1973 -
Jupiter Hammon 1711 - 1806
Robert Hass 1941 -
B. R. Hayden 1913 - 1980
Seamus Heaney 1939 - 2013
Anthony Hecht 1923 - 2004
Heinrich Heine 1797 - 1856
William Ernest Henley 1849 - 1903
George Herbert 1593 - 1633
Robert Herrick 1591 - 1674
Hesiod 800 BC - 720 BC
Nazim Hikmet 1901 - 1963
Aaron Hill 1685 - 1750
Jane Hirshfield 1953 -
Ralph Hodgson 1871 - 1962
James Hogg 1770 - 1835
John Holmes 1904 - 1962
Homer -
Thomas Hood 1799 - 1845
Gerard Manley Hopkins 1844 - 1889
Horace 65 BC - 8 BC
A. E. Housman 1859 - 1936
Alfred Edward Housman 1859 - 1936
Libby Houston 1941 -
Andrew Hudgins 1951 -
Langston Hughes 1902 - 1967
Ted Hughes 1930 - 1998
Leigh Hunt 1784 - 1859
Henrik Ibsen 1828 - 1906
Jean Ingelow 1820 - 1897
Muhammad Iqbal 1877 - 1938
Silius Italicus 25 - 101
Max Jacob 1876 - 1944
Randall Jarrell 1914 - 1965
Robinson Jeffers 1887 - 1962
Tahar Ben Jelloun 1944 -
Elizabeth Jennings 1926 - 2001
Juan Ramon Jimenez 1881 - 1958
James Weldon Johnson 1871 - 1938
Linton Kwesi Johnson 1952 -
Ben Jonson 1572 - 1637
Donald Justice 1925 - 2004
Juvenal 60 - 130
Mary Karr 1955 -
Patrick Kavanagh 1904 - 1967
John Keats 1795 - 1821
Omar Khayyam 1048 - 1131
Joyce Kilmer 1886 - 1918
Galway Kinnell 1927 -
Kenneth Koch 1925 - 2002
Yusef Komunyakaa 1947 -
Maxine Kumin 1925 - 2014
Jules Laforgue 1860 - 1887
Alphonse de Lamartine 1790 - 1869
Letitia Elizabeth Landon 1802 - 1838
Walter Savage Landor 1775 - 1864
Andrew Lang 1844 - 1912
Sidney Lanier 1842 - 1881
Lucy Larcom 1824 - 1893
Philip Larkin 1922 - 1985
James Laughlin 1914 - 1997
Comte de Lautreamont 1846 - 1870
Irving Layton 1912 - 2006
Emma Lazarus 1849 - 1887
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec 1909 - 1966
Laurie Lee 1914 - 1997
David Lehman 1948 -
John Leonard 1965 -
Giacomo Leopardi 1798 - 1837
Mikhail Lermontov 1814 - 1841
Stephen Levine 1937 -
Philip Levine 1928 -
Amy Levy 1861 - 1889
C. Day Lewis 1904 - 1972
Vachel Lindsay 1879 - 1931
Robert Lloyd 1733 - 1764
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807 - 1882
Federico Garcia Lorca 1898 - 1936
Audre Lorde 1934 - 1992
Richard Lovelace 1908 - 1908
Amy Lowell 1874 - 1925
James Russell Lowell 1819 - 1891
Robert Lowell 1917 - 1977
Malcolm Lowry 1909 - 1957
Lucan 39 - 65
Lucretius 94 BC - 55 BC
Norman MacCaig 1910 - 1996
Hugh MacDiarmid 1892 - 1978
Archibald MacLeish 1892 - 1982
Louis MacNeice 1907 - 1963
Thomas Babington Macaulay 1800 - 1859
Antonio Machado 1875 - 1939
Charles Mackay 1814 - 1889
Francois de Malherbe 1555 - 1628
Taylor Mali 1965 -
Stephane Mallarme 1842 - 1898
Walter de La Mare 1873 - 1956
Edwin Markham 1852 - 1940
Don Marquis 1878 - 1937
John Marston 1576 - 1634
Marcus Valerius Martial 43 - 104
John Masefield 1878 - 1967
Gerald Massey 1828 - 1907
Edgar Lee Masters 1868 - 1950
John McCrae 1872 - 1918
David McFadden 1940 -
Roger McGough 1937 -
Rod McKuen 1933 -
Menander 342 BC - 292 BC
James Merrill 1926 - 1995
W. S. Merwin 1927 -
Alice Meynell 1847 - 1922
Anne Michaels 1958 -
Thomas Middleton 1580 - 1627
Milarepa 1052 - 1135
Alice Duer Miller 1874 - 1942
Czeslaw Milosz 1911 - 2004
John Milton 1608 - 1674
Gabriela Mistral 1889 - 1957
Adrian Mitchell 1932 - 2008
Goenawan Mohamad 1941 -
Eugenio Montale 1896 - 1981
James Montgomery 1771 - 1854
Marianne Moore 1887 - 1972
Thomas Moore 1779 - 1852
Robert Morgan 1944 -
Edwin Morgan 1920 - 2010
Christian Morgenstern 1871 - 1914
Thylias Moss 1954 -
Andrew Motion 1952 -
Du Mu -
Lisel Mueller -
Paul Muldoon 1951 -
George Murray -
Ogden Nash 1902 - 1971
Maggie Nelson -
Howard Nemerov 1920 - 1991
Adela Florence Nicolson 1865 - 1904
Novalis 1772 - 1801
Alden Nowlan 1933 - 1983
Alfred Noyes 1880 - 1958
John O'Donohue 1956 - 2008
Frank O'Hara 1926 - 1966
John Boyle O'Reilly 1844 - 1890
Meghan O'Rourke 1976 -
Ben Okri 1959 -
Sharon Olds 1942 -
Mary Oliver 1935 -
Charles Olson 1910 - 1970
George Oppen 1908 - 1984
Alice Oswald 1966 -
Thomas Overbury 1581 - 1613
Ovid 43 BC - 17 AD
Coventry Patmore 1823 - 1896
Tom Paulin 1949 -
Cesare Pavese 1908 - 1950
Octavio Paz 1914 - 1998
James Gates Percival 1795 - 1854
Persius 34 - 62
John Petit-Senn 1792 - 1870
Petrarch 1304 - 1374
Phaedrus 15 BC - 50 AD
John Philips 1676 - 1709
Stephen Phillips 1864 - 1915
Pindar 552 BC - 433 BC
Sylvia Plath 1932 - 1963
Edgar Allan Poe 1809 - 1849
Alexander Pope 1688 - 1744
Antonio Porchia 1886 - 1968
Ezra Pound 1885 - 1972
Jack Prelutsky 1940 -
Jacques Prevert 1900 - 1977
Matthew Prior 1664 - 1721
Adelaide Anne Procter 1825 - 1864
Bryan Procter 1787 - 1874
Sextus Propertius 50 BC - 15 BC
Al Purdy 1918 - 2000
Francis Quarles 1592 - 1644
Raymond Queneau 1903 - 1976
Craig Raine 1944 -
Carl Rakosi 1903 - 2004
John Crowe Ransom 1888 - 1974
Ron Rash 1953 -
Herbert Read 1893 - 1968
Ishmael Reed 1938 -
Kenneth Rexroth 1905 - 1982
Adrienne Rich 1929 - 2012
Laura Riding 1901 - 1991
James Whitcomb Riley 1849 - 1916
Rainer Maria Rilke 1875 - 1926
Arthur Rimbaud 1854 - 1891
Edwin Arlington Robinson 1869 - 1935
Theodore Roethke 1908 - 1963
Samuel Rogers 1763 - 1855
Isaac Rosenberg 1890 - 1918
Christina Rossetti 1830 - 1894
Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828 - 1882
Edmond Rostand 1868 - 1918
Muriel Rukeyser 1913 - 1980
Rumi 1207 - 1273
Saadi 1184 - 1283
Nelly Sachs 1891 - 1970
Margaret Sackville 1881 - 1963
Carl Sandburg 1878 - 1967
Margaret Elizabeth Sangster 1838 - 1912
Jacopo Sannazaro 1458 - 1530
May Sarton 1912 - 1995
Siegfried Sassoon 1886 - 1967
Steven Sater -
Ryunosuke Satoro -
Richard Savage 1697 - 1743
August Wilhelm von Schlegel 1767 - 1845
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel 1772 - 1829
Susan Polis Schutz 1944 -
James Schuyler 1923 - 1991
Delmore Schwartz 1913 - 1966
Frank Scott 1899 - 1985
Gil Scott-Heron 1949 - 2011
Giorgos Seferis 1900 - 1971
Robert W. Service 1874 - 1958
Anne Sexton 1928 - 1974
Karl Shapiro 1913 - 2000
John Sheffield 1648 - 1721
Percy Bysshe Shelley 1792 - 1822
William Shenstone 1714 - 1763
Angelus Silesius 1624 - 1677
Shel Silverstein 1930 - 1999
Charles Simic 1938 -
Edith Sitwell 1887 - 1964
Alexander Smith 1830 - 1867
Horace Smith 1779 - 1849
Stevie Smith 1902 - 1971
Charlotte Smith 1749 - 1806
Tracy K. Smith 1972 -
Gary Snyder 1930 -
Sophocles 496 BC - 406 BC
Robert Southey 1774 - 1843
Stephen Spender 1909 - 1995
Edmund Spenser 1552 - 1599
Carl Spitteler 1845 - 1924
William Stafford 1914 - 1993
Caecilius Statius -
Edmund Clarence Stedman 1833 - 1908
Mattie Stepanek 1990 - 2004
James Stephens 1882 - 1950
Wallace Stevens 1879 - 1955
Anne Stevenson -
Mark Strand 1934 -
Janet Erskine Stuart -
Algernon Charles Swinburne 1837 - 1909
Joshua Sylvester 1563 - 1618
Arthur Symons 1865 - 1945
John Millington Synge 1871 - 1909
Wislawa Szymborska 1923 - 2012
Rabindranath Tagore 1861 - 1941
Taliesin 534 - 599
Torquato Tasso 1544 - 1595
Allen Tate 1899 - 1979
Jane Taylor 1783 - 1824
Alfred Lord Tennyson 1809 - 1892
Frederick Tennyson 1807 - 1898
Theocritus 270 BC -
Dylan Thomas 1914 - 1953
Francis Thompson 1859 - 1907
Ludwig Tieck 1773 - 1853
Henry Timrod 1829 - 1867
Georg Trakl 1887 - 1914
Natasha Trethewey 1966 -
Marina Tsvetaeva 1892 - 1941
Charles Tennyson Turner 1808 - 1879
Thomas Tusser 1524 - 1580
Samuel Ullman 1840 - 1924
Paul Valery 1871 - 1945
Henry Vaughan 1622 - 1695
Aubrey de Vere 1788 - 1846
Paul Verlaine 1844 - 1896
Jones Very 1813 - 1880
Alfred de Vigny 1797 - 1863
Francois Villon 1431 - 1484
Virgil 70 BC - 19 BC
Renee Vivien 1877 - 1909
Diane Wakoski 1937 -
Margaret Walker 1915 - 1998
Edmund Waller 1606 - 1687
William Watson 1858 - 1935
William Whitehead 1715 - 1785
Walt Whitman 1819 - 1892
John Greenleaf Whittier 1807 - 1892
David Whyte 1955 -
Anna Wickham 1884 - 1947
Christoph Martin Wieland 1733 - 1813
Richard Wilbur 1921 -
C. K. Williams 1936 -
Miller Williams 1930 -
Charles Wolfe 1791 - 1823
William Wordsworth 1770 - 1850
Judith Wright 1915 - 2000
Franz Wright 1953 -
Elinor Wylie 1885 - 1928
William Butler Yeats 1865 - 1939
Yevgeny Yevtushenko 1933 -
Marly Youmans 1953 -
Edward Young 1683 - 1765
e. e. cummings 1894 - 1962

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