Kutipan (Quote) - Poetry (1)

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

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
Khalil Gibran

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
Oscar Wilde

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
Oscar Wilde

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
W. H. Auden

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
T. S. Eliot

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
Robert Frost

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.
T. S. Eliot

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
Carl Sandburg

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
Robert Frost

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
Paul Valery

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
Edgar Allan Poe

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

I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.
Steven Wright

A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
Salman Rushdie

Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
Leonard Cohen

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.
George Sand

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.

Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
Samuel Johnson

One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.

Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.
William Hazlitt

A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself.
E. M. Forster

Always be a poet, even in prose.
Charles Baudelaire

No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.

Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry.
Charles Baudelaire

There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either.
Robert Graves

To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
John Ruskin

Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry.
Gustave Flaubert

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

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during the moment.
Carl Sandburg

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

Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
Carl Sandburg

No poem is easily grasped; so why should any reader expect fast results?
John Barton

Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.
Jean Cocteau

A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.
Jean Cocteau

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
Wallace Stevens

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
David Carradine

Poetry: the best words in the best order.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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