Quotes of Bard

“ To have great poets, there must be great audiences too. ”

- Walt Whitman

“ Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold. ”

- Zelda Fitzgerald

“ The courage of the poets is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness. ”

- Christopher Morley

“ As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' — probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on. ”

- Woody Allen

“ The poet may be used as a barometer, but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather. ”

- Lionel Trilling

“ A paranoiac, like a poet, is born, not made. ”

- Luis Bunuel

“ Homer has taught all other poets the are of telling lies skillfully. ”

- Aristotle

“ We all write poems. It is simply that poets are the ones who write in words. ”

- John Fowles

“ At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. ”

- Plato

“ You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone. ”

- John Ciardi

“ It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully. ”

- Aristotle

“ The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Perhaps no person can be a poet, or can even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind. ”

- Thomas B. Macaulay

“ The job of the poet is to render the world — to see it and report it without loss, without perversion. No poet ever talks about feelings. Only sentimental people do. ”

- Mark Van Doren

“ Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me. ”

- Sigmund Freud

“ The poet's scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone. The Genius survives; all else is claimed by death. ”

- Edmund Spenser

“ Alone! — that worn-out word,So idly spoken, and so coldly heard;Yet all that poets sing and grief hath knownOf hopes laid waste, knells in that word ALONE! ”

- Edward Bulwer Lytton

“ Most joyful let the Poet be, it is through him that all men see. ”

- William Ellery Channing

“ Poetry is the utterance of truth — deep, heartfelt truth. The true poet is very near the oracle. ”

- E. H. Chapin

“ It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practising it. ”

- W. H. Auden

“ I am what libraries and librarians have made me, with a little assistance from a professor of Greek and a few poets. ”

- B. K. Sandwell

“ Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ A poet clings to his own tradition and avoids internationalism. ”

- Salvatore Quasimodo

“ According to them, the poet is confined to the provinces with his mouth broken on his own syllabic trapeze. ”

- Salvatore Quasimodo

“ Poets heap virtues, painters gems, at will, And show their zeal, and hide their want of skill. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ This is the Jew that Shakespeare drew. ”

- Philip Massinger

“ Lovers, Travellers, and Poets, will give money to be heard. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ And mighty poets in their misery dead. ”

- William Wordsworth

“ Oft morning dreams presage approaching fate, For morning dreams, as poets tell, are true. ”

- Michael Bruce

“ When Man and Woman die, as Poets sung,His Heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue. ”

- Benjamin Franklin
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