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

Khalil Gibran
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.

W. H. Auden
Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.

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

Leonard Cohen
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.

Kahlil Gibran
Ink runs from the corners of my mouth
There is no happiness like mine.
I have been eating poetry.

Mark Strand
Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

Robert Frost
Imaginary gardens with real toads in them.

Marianne Moore's
A poem is never finished, only abandoned.

Paul Valéry
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
Always be a poet, even in prose.

Charles Baudelaire
Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition.

Eli Khamarov
Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.

Percy Shelley
Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.

Plato
Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry.

W.B. Yeats
Poetry is a packsack of invisible keepsakes.

Carl Sandburg
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

Mae West


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