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William A. Henry III Quotes and Sayings

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A poet laureate of adolescent sexuality and middle-age longing.
- William A. Henry III

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

God is the perfect poet.
- Robert Browning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If there ever was a poet for the working class Billy
Joe Shaver and Merle Haggard would be my nomination.
- David Allan Coe

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

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

As fire kindled by fire, so is the poet's mind kindled
by contact with a brother poet.
- John Keble

When the poet makes his perfect selection of a word,
he is endowing the word with life.
- John Drinkwater

A poet never takes notes.
You never take notes in a love affair.
- Robert Frost

The true poet for me is a priest.
As soon as he dons the cassock, he must leave his family.
- Gustave Flaubert

I have written a raucous valentine to a poet's dream and agony.
- Ben Hecht

There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law.
No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.
- Jean Giraudoux

For sure I once thought of myself as the poet who would
save the ordinary from oblivion.
- Philip Levine

Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he
performs above the heads of his audience,
the poet, like an acrobat, climbs on rhyme to a high wire of his own making.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

I consider myself a poet first and a musician second.
I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.
- Bob Dylan

A poet can write about a man slaying a dragon,
but not about a man pushing a button that releases a bomb.
- W. H. Auden

A poet must be a psychologist, but a secret one:
he should know and feel the roots of phenomena but
present only the phenomena themselves in full bloom or as they fade away.
- Ivan Turgenev

The talent of a true writer and poet is in the ear.
- Bryant H. McGill

A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after
the seventh day of creation.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

All poetry has to do is to make a strong communication.
All the poet has to do is listen.
The poet is not an important fellow.
There will also be another poet.
- Stevie Smith

American poetry, like American painting,
is always personal with an emphasis on the individuality of the poet.
- Diane Wakoski

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

None merits the name of Creator but God and the poet.
- Torquato Tasso

When I talk of hearing a poet's voice speaking,
I always think of it as in the presence of the man.
- Norman MacCaig

I think Whitman more than any other poet possessed
the gift of revealing to others the beauty of everything around us,
the beauty of nature, the beauty of human beings.
- Ella R. Bloor

I would love to be the poet laureate of Coney Island.
- Thornton Wilder

The poet is the priest of the invisible.
- Wallace Stevens

To decide to become a philosopher seemed as foolish
to me as to decide to become a poet.
- Karl Jaspers

Dream study impacts culture.
We are put in touch with the inner poet who dreams.
We hear our inner, subjective response to the outer world.
That helps spiritualize our lives.
- Henry Reed

Anybody in the next centuries wanting to know what
it was like to be a poet in the middle of the 20th
century should read Kaddish.
- Leslie Fiedler

I am a better novelist than a poet, playwright,
or essayist.
- Jose Saramago

A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.
- W. H. Auden

These impossible women!
How they do get around us!
The poet was right: Can't live with them,
or without them.
- Aristophanes

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

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

People write me from all over the country,
asking me, and sometimes even telling me,
what they think a poet laureate should do.
I found that immensely valuable.
- Rita Dove

A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke.
- Max Eastman

A poet's cultural baggage and erudition can interfere with a poem.
- Douglas Dunn

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

The antagonism between the poet and the politician
has generally been evident in all cultures.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

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

With a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration,
or rather obliterates all consideration.
- John Keats


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