Quotes of Poem

“ The greatest poem is not that which is most skillfully constructed, but that in which there is the most poetry. ”

- L. Schefer

“ It seems just possible that a poem might happen to a very young man: but a poem is not poetry — That is a life. ”

- T. S. Eliot

“ The adventitious beauty of poetry may be felt in the greater delight with a verse given in a happy quotation than in the poem. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ I have nothing to say, I am saying it, and that is poetry. ”

- John Cage

“ I think a good song is a good song is a good song. ”

- Tim Finn

“ Some excel in rhyme who reason foolishly. ”

- Nicolas Boileau

“ For rhyme the rudder is of verses, With which, like ships, they steer their courses. ”

- Samuel Butler

“ Why then we should drop into poetry. ”

- Charles Dickens

“ I had rather than forty shillings I had my Book of Songs and Sonnets here. - The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act i. Sc. 1. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ This is the very false gallop of verses. - As You Like It. Act iii. Sc. 2. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Neither rhyme nor reason. - As You Like It. Act iii. Sc. 2. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ When I was an undergraduate I had very badly annotated editions of Shakespeare's sonnets, all of which left out the important fact that will has a sexual sense in Shakespeare's sonnets. ”

- Thom Gunn

“ Hobgoblins know the proper way to dance: Arms akimbo, loopy legs askew, Leaping into darkness with delight, Lusting for the ecstasy of fright, Open to the charm of horrors new. ”

- Nicholas Gordon

“ My first attempt to write about Robert Owen was in the form of poetry. Then I turned it into a blank verse poem, but I discovered that I couldn't fit in all the facts, which are fabulous. I decided to rewrite it a third time, still retaining every image I had already written in the first two versions. ”

- Marguerite Young

“ It does not need that a poem should be long. Every word was once a poem. Every new relationship is a new word. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Let those who would write heroic poems make their life an heroic poem. ”

- John Milton

“ A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself. ”

- E. M. Forster

“ I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering. ”

- Robert Frost

“ In other words the pictures are in a kind of relationship with each other which is touching only at points rather than pictures being illustrations of poems or poems extrapolations of the pictures. ”

- Peter Porter

“ The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see-it is, rather, a light by which we may see-and what we see is life. ”

- Robert Penn Warren

“ There's no insecurity about my song writing. I start a lot more songs than I finish, because I realize when I get into them, they're no good. I don't throw them away, I just put them away, store them, get them out of sight. ”

- Johnny Cash

“ If I said in one of my songs that my English teacher wanted to have sex with me in junior high, all I'm saying, is that I'm not gay, you know? People confuse the lyrics for me speaking my mind. I don't agree with that life style, but if that lifestyle is for you, then it's your business. ”

- Eminem

“ It was not only the extreme reverence with which the young viewed him, it was the way they began to sing the songs. It was more than just mouthing the lyrics they became deeply connected to his poetry. ”

- Harry Belafonte

“ I want to write because I have the urge to excel in one medium of translation and expression of life. I can't be satisfied with the colossal job of merely living. Oh, no, I must order life in sonnets and sestinas and provide a verbal reflector for my 60-watt lighted head. ”

- Sylvia Plath

“ Until today, it really pissed me off that I'd become this totally centered Zen Master, and nobody had noticed. Still, I'm doing the little FAX thing. I write little HAIKU things and FAX them around to everyone. When I pass people in the hall at work, I get totally ZEN right in everyone's hostile little FACE. ”

- Chuck Palahniuk

“ I have been very fortunate in worldly matters; many men have worked much harder, and not succeeded half so well; but I never could have done what I have done, without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one object at a time, no matter how quickly its successor should come upon its heels, which I then formed. ”

- Charles Dickens

“ Some force whole regions, in despite O' geography, to change their site; Make former times shake hands with latter, And that which was before come after; But those that write in rhyme still make The one verse for the other's sake; For one for sense, and one for rhyme, I think's sufficient at one time. ”

- Samuel Butler

“ What is a Sonnet? 'Tis the pearly shell That murmurs of the far-off, murmuring sea; A precious jewel carved most curiously; It is a little picture painted well. What is a Sonnet? 'Tis the tear that fell From a great poet's hidden ecstasy; A two-edged sword, a star, a song — ah me! Sometimes a heavy tolling funeral bell. ”

- Richard Watson Gilder

“ The writer's only responsibility is to his art. He will be completely ruthless if he is a good one. He has a dream. Everything goes by the board: honor, pride, decency, security, happiness, all, to get the book written. If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the Ode on a Grecian Urn is worth any number of old ladies. ”

- William Faulkner

“ Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - like writing a poem, or saying a prayer. ”

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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