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I began to pray those same fervent prayers,
lying in bed at night, hoping to see a scroll unrolled
from the ceiling with a message from God just for me.
- James Green Somerville

It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
- William Ernest Henley

In a still hot morning, the tide went out and didn't come back in.
This was not a spectacular event.
The sea did not roll up like a scroll,
like the sky in Revelations.
It quietly withdrew.
- Ruth Park

The poets' scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone.
Genius survives; all else is claimed by death.
- Edmund Spenser

 

Sucking the marrow out of life
doesn't mean choking on the bone.
- Robin Williams as John Keating
in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Poets have said that the reason to have children is
to give yourself immortality.
Immortality? Now that I have five children,
my only hope is that they are all out of the house before I die.
- Bill Cosby

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Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast
possession of definition.
- Eli Khamarov

To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
- Walt Whitman

We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
- John Fowles

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets,
how much the heart can hold.
- Zelda Fitzgerald

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

At the age of 18 all young poets are sure they will be dead at 21 -
of old age.
- Marguerite Young

Science is not addressed to poets.
- George Henry Lewes

I make it clear why I write as I do and why other poets write as they do.
After hundreds of experiments I decided to go my own
way in style and see what would happen.
- Carl Sandburg

The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods.
- Socrates

Poets are people who can still see the world through the eyes of children.
- Alphonse Daudet

Poets don't draw.
They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again,
but differently.
- Jean Cocteau

The Language Poets are writing only about language itself.
The Ashbery poets are writing only about poetry itself.
That seems to me a kind of dead end.
- Robert Morgan

I am what libraries and librarians have made me,
with little assistance from a professor of Greek and poets.
- Heraclitus

As soon as war is declared it will be impossible to hold the poets back.
Rhyme is still the most effective drum.
- Jean Giraudoux

In every age poets and social reformers have tried
to stimulate the people of their own time to a nobler
life by enchanting stories of the virtues of the heroes of old.
- Alfred Marshall

They say poets write mostly for themselves;
if anyone else likes it,
well and good, if not, it doesn't matter;
certainly,
not to me.
- Tom Glazer

My sisters were going out with artists and poets,
and eventually it was the creative world which attracted me.
- Luc Ferrari

She knows more of love than the poets can say,
and her eyes offer something that won't go away.
- Harry Chapin

Frost is the most sophisticated of poets.
- Peter Davison

Poets go through a very tough apprenticeship in the use of words.
- Helen Dunmore

Obviously one of the things that poets from Northern Ireland and beyond -
had to try to make sense of was what was happening
on a day-to-day political level.
- Paul Muldoon

Example moves the world more than doctrine.
The great exemplars are the poets of action,
and it makes little difference whether they be forces
for good or forces for evil.
- Henry Miller

While I don't satisfy my curiosity about the way I work,
I'm terribly curious about the way other poets work.
But I would think that's true about many of us.
- Thom Gunn

In The Doors we have both musicians and poets,
and both know of each other's art, so we can effect a synthesis.
- Robby Krieger

All that a critic, as critic, can give poets is the
deadly encouragement that never ceases to remind them
of how heavy their inheritance is.
- Harold Bloom

The trouble with the performance poets is that they
don't seem to have read anything.
So there is not a real sense of the poetic tradition in their work.
- Peter Davison

It's easy to understand why the most beautiful poems
about England in the spring were written by poets living in Italy at the time.
- Philip Dunne

Children can write poetry and then, unless they're poets,
they stop when reach puberty.
- Dennis Potter

Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to
give themselves importance.
- Jean Anouilh

I've had trouble with criticism, I guess.
It's hard to know what role criticism plays in either
encouraging poets or in getting other people to read them.
- Kenneth Koch

Rarest of the real poets are born poets.
They are the oddballs, not the professors.
- James Broughton

I do not think men have more talent.
There are a great many women in the arts;
novelists,
painters, sculptors, poets-but the proportion is far
lower in the field of song writing.
- Dorothy Fields

Pound's crazy.
All poets are.
They have to be.
You don't put a poet like Pound in the loony bin.
- Ernest Hemingway

I was at a benefit for some imprisoned students in
the '60s at San Francisco State,
and there were lots of poets reading for the benefit:
one was Elizabeth Bishop.
- Thom Gunn

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

Many poets write books.
They'll tell you: Well, I've got my next book,
but there are two poems I need to write,
one about x, one about y. This is a wonder to me.
- Sharon Olds

One of my favorite poets, Neruda, writes close to the bone.
Though I know only a little Spanish,
I like to compare the Spanish and English lines and
see how the translator worked.
- Anita Diament

It's difficult to get films made, especially films about poets.
- Dougray Scott

There have always been poets who performed.
Blake sang his Songs of Innocence and Experience to parties of friends.
- Adrian Mitchell

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
- T. S. Eliot

All poets' wives have rotten lives Their husbands look at them like knives.
- Delmore Schwartz

The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the
vehicle of novelists and poets.
- Christopher Morley

Lyrics have to be underwritten.
That's why poets generally make poor lyric writers
because the language is too rich.
You get drowned in it.
- Stephen Sondheim

Till now poets were privileged to insert a certain proportion of nonsense -
very far in excess of one-half of one per cent -
into their otherwise sober documents.
- John C. Ransom

Living at that pitch, on that edge, is something which
many poets engage in to some extent.
- Paul Muldoon

Poets can't resist the dramatic pull of their lives
and so inevitably write autobiographical verse.
- John Barton

I think of poets as outlaw visionaries in a way.
- Jim Jarmusch

Poets, like whores, are only hated by each other.
- William Wycherley

Poets lose half the praise they should have got,
Could it be known what they discreetly blot.
- Edmund Waller

Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is
bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables.
Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
- Thomas Aquinas

Money is everywhere but so is poetry.
What we lack are the poets.
- Federico Fellini

Irish poets, learn your trade, sing whatever is well made,
scorn the sort now growing up all out of shape from toe to top.
- William Butler Yeats

I took to wearing a black tie known as the Ascot,
with long drooping ends.
I had seen pictures of painters, sculptors,
poets, wearing this style of tie.
- Carl Sandburg

I hate the whole race.
There is no believing a word they say,
your professional poets, I mean there never existed
a more worthless set than Byron and his friends for example.
- Arthur Wellesley

Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars -
mere globs of gas atoms.
I, too, can see the stars on a desert night,
and feel them.
But do I see less or more?
- Richard P. Feynman

I'm inspired by the poets, so I'm always going to give in that direction,
rather than in any other.
It's the making of me...
and also the downfall of me.
- Roy Harper

When I began writing, I didn't read any other children's poets...
I didn't want to be influenced until I'd found my own voice.
Now I read them all.
- Jack Prelutsky

But the West did not last long enough.
Its folk myths and heroes became stage properties of
Hollywood before the poets had begun to get to work on them.
- Christopher Dawson

Poets, in their way, are practical men;
they are interested in results.
- Allen Tate

Poets that lasting marble seek Must come in Latin or in Greek.
- Edmund Waller

Women make us poets, children make us philosophers.
- Malcolm De Chazal

Poets wish to profit or to please.
- Horace

Maybe there are three or four really good poets in a generation.
- Kenneth Koch

Saints have no moderation, nor do poets,
just exuberance.
- Anne Sexton


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