If you go into a bar in most places in America and even say the word poetry, you'll probably get beaten up. But poetry is a really strong, beautiful form to me, and a lot of innovation in language comes from poetry.
Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.
If you can see yourself as an artist, and you can see that your life is your own creation, then why not create the most beautiful story for yourself?
Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
A creation implies a superabundance of reality, in other words an irruption of the sacred into the world.
I think it comes from really liking literary forms. Poetry is very beautiful, but the space on the page can be as affecting as where the text is. Like when Miles Davis doesn't play, it has a poignancy to it.
People tend not to use this word beauty because it's not intellectual - but there has to be an overlap between beauty and intellect.
One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.
The beauty, the poetry of the fear in their eyes. I didn't mind going to jail for, what, five, six hours? It was absolutely worth it.
Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
The faster the word sticks to the thought, the more beautiful is the effect.
Even, today, when people tell me I'm beautiful, I do not believe a word of it.
Nothing's beautiful from every point of view.
If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how gladly would I have put out the light in my eyes.
What a wee little part of a person's life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself.
Every woman has the right to be beautiful.
They know they're going to look beautiful, and I don't think women should look like costumes. They shouldn't look like fashion victims.
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
I mean the word proof not in the sense of the lawyers, who set two half proofs equal to a whole one, but in the sense of a mathematician, where half proof = 0, and it is demanded for proof that every doubt becomes impossible.
Who has words at the right moment?
I fear those big words which make us so unhappy.
Nature is a dictionary; one draws words from it.
Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all.