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A poet's autobiography is his poetry.
by Yevgeny Yevtushenko

A poet's autobiography is his poetry.
Anything else is just a footnote.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Related topics: Poetry

Time has a way of demonstrating that the most stubborn
are the most intelligent.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

In my blood there is no Jewish blood.
In their callous rage, all anti-Semites must hate me now as a Jew.
For that reason I am a true Russian.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

I love sport because I love life, and sport is one
of the basic joys of life.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

 

Why is it that right-wing bastards always stand shoulder
to shoulder in solidarity,
while liberals fall out among themselves?
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

In Russia all tyrants believe poets to be their worst enemies.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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Envy is an insult to oneself.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Only when the sense of the pain of others begins does man begin.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

He who is conceived in a cage yearns for the cage.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Sorrow happens, hardship happens, the hell with it,
who never knew the price of happiness,
will not be happy.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Translation is like a woman.
If it is beautiful, it is not faithful.
If it is faithful, it is most certainly not beautiful.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Give me a mystery - just a plain and simple one -
a mystery which is diffidence and silence,
a slim little bare-foot mystery: give me a mystery -
just one!
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Justice is like a train that is nearly always late.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Literature has to serve as a moral control of politics.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

I am the poet of my mind.
I am the painter of my heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am the poet of my mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
- Rumi (Persian poet 1207-1273)

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor
in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
- Khalil Gibran

A true poet does not bother to be poetical.
Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.
- Jean Cocteau

A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things,
a poet in words, a musician by sounds.
- Henry Moore

A poet's work is to name the unnameable,
to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments,
shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
- Salman Rushdie

The poet is one who is able to keep
the fresh vision of the child alive.
- Anais Nin

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
- Oscar Wilde

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
- David Carradine

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
- Plato

Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet
believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

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

To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.
- Robert Frost

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

Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it,
old age is still old age.
- Sinclair Lewis

God is the perfect poet.
- Robert Browning

Always be a poet, even in prose.
- Charles Baudelaire

Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three
times the written content.
- Alfred de Musset

"Therefore" is a word the poet must not know.
- Andre Gide

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.
- Jean Cocteau

A film is never really good unless the camera is an
eye in the head of a poet.
- Orson Welles

Married or unmarried, young or old, poet or worker,
you are still a dreamer, and will one time know,
and feel, that your life is but a dream.
- Donald G. Mitchell

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet,
though he has never written a line in all his life.
- George Sand

A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
- Wallace Stevens

The poet doesn't invent.
He listens.
- Jean Cocteau

You don't have to suffer to be a poet;
adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
- John Ciardi

There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them,
and I am a poet of memory.
- Philip Levine

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
- W. H. Auden

Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the
poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.
- Jean Cocteau

There's not a good poet I know who has not at the beck
and call of his memory a vast quantity of poetry that
composes his mental library.
- Anthony Hecht

In my opinion, Al Moritz may be the best poet of his generation in Canada.
- George Murray

A man may be variously accomplished,
and yet be a feeble poet.
- George Henry Lewes

According to them, the poet is confined to the provinces
with his mouth broken on his own syllabic trapeze.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember
who said, "Truth is the daughter of Time."
- Abraham Lincoln

Being Poet Laureate made me realize I was capable of a larger voice.
There is a more public utterance I can make as a poet.
- Rita Dove

For the poet the credo or doctrine is not the point of arrival but is,
on the contrary, the point of departure for the metaphysical journey.
- Joseph Brodsky

None but a poet can write a tragedy.
For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into
exaltation by the alchemy of poetry.
- Edith Hamilton

Poetry is not an expression of the party line.
It's that time of night, lying in bed,
thinking what you really think, making the private world public,
that's what the poet does.
- Allen Ginsberg

You do not become a critic until it has been completely
established to your own satisfaction that you cannot be a poet.
- Theophile Gautier

There exist only three beings worthy of respect:
the priest,
the soldier, the poet.
To know, to kill, to create.
- Charles Baudelaire

A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
- Ludwig van Beethoven

The pure work implies the disappearance of the poet as speaker,
who hands over to the words.
- Stephane Mallarme

To a poet, silence is an acceptable response,
even a flattering one.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Jim wanted to be known as a poet, first and foremost.
- Ray Manzarek

Every heart sings a song, incomplete,
until another heart whispers back.
Those who wish to sing always find a song.
At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
- Plato

Why should the composer be more guilty than the poet
who warms to fantasy by a strange flame,
making an idea that inspires him the subject of his
own very different treatment?
- Franz Schubert

The good poet sticks to his real loves,
those within the realm of possibility.
He never tries to hold hands with God or the human race.
- Karl Shapiro

Great men are rare, poets are rarer,
but the great man who is a poet,
transfiguring his greatness, is the rarest of all events.
- John Drinkwater

Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me.
- Sigmund Freud

The poet does not know - often he will never know -
whom he really writes for.
- Eugenio Montale

In the hands of a great poet, words have ways of affecting
us in ways we don't understand.
- Kenneth Branagh

No poet will ever take the written word as a substitute for the spoken word;
he knows that it is on the spoken word,
and the spoken word only, that his art is founded.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

Every individual ought to know at least one poet from cover to cover:
if not as a guide through the world,
then as a yardstick for the language.
- Joseph Brodsky

I never met anybody in my life who says,
I want to be a critic.
People want to be a fireman, poet, novelist.
- Leslie Fiedler

When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry.
The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing
facts as with creating images.
- Niels Bohr


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