Some poetry quotes

I like reading quotes. Below are some of the poetry quotes that I like.

God is the perfect poet.
– Robert Browning

Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
– Samuel Johnson

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
– Robert Frost

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
– Robert Frost

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.
– T. S. Eliot

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
– T. S. Eliot

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
– Plutarch

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
– Novalis

Poetry should… should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
– John Keats

The poet doesn’t invent. He listens.
– Jean Cocteau

There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.
– John Cage

My poetry, I should think, has become the way of my giving out what music is within me.
– Countee Cullen

There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either.
– Robert Graves

It may be said that poems are in one way like icebergs: only about a third of their bulk appears above the surface of the page.
– Howard Nemerov

Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
– Charles Simic

date: December 03, 2013