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Simone Veil Quotes and Sayings

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The poet produces the beautiful by fixing his attention on something real.
- Simone Veil

Pain is the root of knowledge.
- Simone Veil

Culture is an instrument wielded by professors to manufacture professors,
who when their turn comes will manufacture professors.
- Simone Veil

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)

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

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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

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

God is the perfect poet.
- Robert Browning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 doesn't invent.
He listens.
- Jean Cocteau

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

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

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

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

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

No poet or orator has ever existed who believed there
was any better than himself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The poet never asks for admiration; he wants to be believed.
- Jean Cocteau

I was appointed Poet Laureate.
It came totally out of the blue because most Poet Laureates
had been considerably older than I. It was not something
that I even had begun to dream about!
- Rita Dove

I express myself in sculpture since I am not a poet.
- Aristide Maillol

I am not less poet; I am more conscious of all that I am,
am not, and might become.
- Jean Toomer

Perhaps no person can be a poet, or even enjoy poetry,
without a certain unsoundness of mind.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

If a poet knows more about a horse than he does about heaven,
he might better stick to the horse, and some day the
horse may carry him into heaven.
- Charles Ives

My opinion is that a poet should express the emotion
of all the ages and the thought of his own.
- Thomas Hardy

Verse is not written, it is bled; Out of the poet's abstract head.
Words drip the poem on the page; Out of his grief,
delight and rage.
- Paul Engle

Who shall measure the hat and violence of the poet's
heart when caught and tangled in a woman's body?
- Virginia Woolf

I think a poet, like a painter, should be a craftsperson.
- Anne Stevenson

Each day provides it's own gifts.
- Martial (Roman Poet)

From the throes of inspiration and the eddies of thought
the poet may at last be able to arrive at,
and convey the right admixture of words and meaning.
- Eyvind Johnson

In order to master the unruly torrent of life the learned man meditates,
the poet quivers, and the political hero erects the fortress of his will.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

From the night, his solitude, the poet finds day and
starts a diary that is lethal to the inert.
The dark landscape yields a dialogue.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

The poet does not fear death, not because he believes
in the fantasy of heroes,
but because death constantly visits his thoughts and
is thus an image of a serene dialogue.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

The Black Mountain poet I like most is the early Creeley.
Those early poems seem very lyrical and very traditional,
with a lot of voice and character.
- Robert Morgan

A poet must leave traces of his passage,
not proof.
- Rene Char

What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound
anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that
as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.
- Soren Kierkegaard

In a manner of speaking, the poem is its own knower,
neither poet nor reader knowing anything that the poem
says apart from the words of the poem.
- Allen Tate

But here's the thing: what you do as a screenwriter
is you sell your copyright.
As a novelist, as a poet, as a playwright,
you maintain your copyright.
- Beth Henley

Theodore Roethke was a poet I was raised with so he
has a lot of sentimental value for me.
- Krist Novoselic

Every good poet includes a critic, but the reverse is not true.
- William Shenstone

No man was ever yet a great poet, without being at
the same time a profound philosopher.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the
mold of the body and mind.
- Virginia Woolf

If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it;
blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches;
for the Creator,
there is no poverty.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

A musician must make music, an artist must paint,
a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
- Abraham Maslow

A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms,
to be struck by lightning five or six times.
- Randall Jarrell

Poetry is a succession of questions which the poet constantly poses.
- Vicente Aleixandre

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

What has any poet to trust more than the feel of the
thing? Theory concerns him only until he picks up his pen,
and it begins to concern him again as soon as he lays it down.
- John Ciardi

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

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

Allen Ginsberg is a tremendous warrior as time goes by.
He's a warrior first and a poet second.
- Ken Kesey

In a way you can feel that the poet actually is looking over your shoulder,
and you say to yourself, now, how would this go for
him? Would this do or not?
- Robert Fitzgerald

I admire Ginsberg as a poet, despite the fact that
he seems not to know when he is being good and when he is bad.
But he will last, or at least those poems will last.
- Leslie Fiedler

But one does not make living writing poetry unless you're a professor,
and one frankly doesn't get a lot of girls as a poet.
- Jeffery Deaver


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