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.
Stylized acting and direction is to realistic acting and direction as poetry is to prose.
I do not see how a man can work on the frontiers of physics and write poetry at the same time. They are in opposition.
Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
Some say they see poetry in my paintings; I see only science.
He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.
The productions of all arts are kinds of poetry and their craftsmen are all poets.
Poetry is as precise a thing as geometry.
We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.
Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.
Superstition is the poetry of life.
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.
I was a tiny bug. Now a mountain. I was left behind. Now honored at the head. You healed my wounded hunger and anger, and made me a poet who sings about joy.
Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.