Quotes: poetry

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it.
  • Robert Graves
    Robert Graves
    English poet, historical novelist, critic and classicist 1895-1985
    Robert Graves
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    If there's no money in poetry, neither is there poetry in money.
  • Carl Sandburg
    Carl Sandburg
    American Poet 1878-1967
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    Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
  • Joyce Carey
    Joyce Carey
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    A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.
  • Joyce Cary
    Joyce Cary
    Irish novelist 1888-1957
    Joyce Cary
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    A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry, a hundred in dress.
  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
    W. H. Auden
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    A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.
  • Alfred Douglas
    Alfred Douglas
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    All good poetry is forged slowly and patiently, link by link, with sweat and blood and tears.
  • Gustave Flaubert
    Gustave Flaubert
    French writer 1821-1880
    Gustave Flaubert
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    All one's inventions are true, you can be sure of that. Poetry is as exact a science as geometry.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
  • Ben Shapiro
    Ben Shapiro
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    America's liberal arts universities have long been safe zones for leftist thinking, protected ivory towers for the pseudo-elite who earn their livings writing papers nobody reads about gender roles in the poetry of Maya Angelou.
  • Raymond Chandler
    Raymond Chandler
    American writer 1888-1959
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    An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.
  • Charles Baudelaire
    Charles Baudelaire
    French poet 1821-1867
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    Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Art is a jealous mistress; and if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider.
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    Thomas B. Macaulay
    American essayist and historian 1800-1859
    Thomas B. Macaulay
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    As civilization advances, poetry almost necessarily declines.
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