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"The one man who should never attempt an explanation on poetry is its author. If the poem can be improved by its authorís explanations, it never should have been published." Archibald MacLeish 3.6 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"I think a poet is anybody who wouldn't call himself a poet." Bob Dylan 4.7 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Every poem can be considered in two ways--as what the poet has to say, and as a thing which he makes." C.S. Lewis 4.666666666666667 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Poetry too is a little incarnation, giving body to what had been before invisible and inaudible." C.S. Lewis 4.625 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness." Christopher Morley 4 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry." Emily Dickinson 0 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry." Emily Dickinson 4.75 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of Creation." Friedrich Nietzsche 4 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"The aim of good prose words is to mean what they say. The aim of good poetical words is to mean what they do not say." GK Chesterton 4.333333333333333 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese." GK Chesterton 4.730769230769231 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"A poet more than thirty years old is simply an overgrown child." Henry Mencken 4 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"The poet is in command of his fantasy, while it is exactly the mark of the neurotic that he is possessed by his fantasy." Lionel Trilling 4.666666666666667 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads." Marianne Moore 4.2 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Chicago sounds rough to the maker of verse. One comfort we have: Cincinnati sounds worse." Oliver Wendell Holmes 0 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite." Paul Dirac 4.923076923076923 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Too many poets delude themselves by thinking that the mind is dangerous and must be left out. Well, the mind is dangerous and must be left in." Robert Frost 4 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness." Robert Frost 5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom." Robert Frost 4.75 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair." Robert Frost 3.5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering." Robert Frost 3.5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote


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