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Love is the poetry of the senses.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Honore de Balzac

Our moments of inspiration are not lost though we have no particular poem to show for them; for those experiences have left an indelible impression, and we are ever and anon reminded of them.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Henry David Thoreau

Science arose from poetry... when times change the two can meet again on a higher level as friends.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Edgar Allan Poe

The drama is complete poetry. The ode and the epic contain it only in germ; it contains both of them in a state of high development, and epitomizes both.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Victor Hugo

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Robert Frost

I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Henry David Thoreau

Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Aristotle

Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Walter Scott

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.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Jim Jarmusch

We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter John Fowles

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Plutarch

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Robert Frost

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.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter John Keats

Every old poem is sacred.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Horace

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Kahlil Gibran

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Robert Frost

A picture is a poem without words.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Horace

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. To be natural is to be obvious, and to be obvious is to be inartistic.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Oscar Wilde

Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Rainer Maria Rilke

We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Maria Montessori

I want to branch out. I want to write. I write poetry. I want to see my children grow up well.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Annie Lennox

The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Mata Hari

Personality is everything in art and poetry.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Jim Jarmusch



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