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Poetry Quotes

"Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act." A. E. Housman

"Personality is everything in art and poetry." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The growth of art seems to be in cycles, and often its vigorous lifetime is restricted to a century or two. The periods of distinctive drama, Greek, English, Spanish, fall within such a limit; the schools of painting and sculpture likewise; and, in poetry, the Victorian age or the school of Pope will serve as examples." George Edward Woodberry

"An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence." Raymond Chandler

"Maybe it is something to do with age, but I have become fonder of poetry than of prose." Aung San Suu Kyi

"When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music." Denis Diderot

"In the television age, the key distinction is between the candidate who can speak poetry and the one who can only speak prose." Richard M. Nixon

"What can a pencil do for all of us? Amazing things. It can write transcendent poetry, uplifting music, or life-changing equations; it can sketch the future, give life to untold beauty, and communicate the full-force of our love and aspirations." Adam Braun

"My mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday, so I said I wanted to read poetry with her." Guy Johnson

"Love is the poetry of the senses." Honore de Balzac

"I grew up in a bookless house - my parents didn't read poetry, so if I hadn't had the chance to experience it at school I'd never have experienced it. But I loved English, and I was very lucky in that I had inspirational English teachers, Miss Scriven and Mr. Walker, and they liked us to learn poems by heart, which I found I loved doing." Carol Ann Duffy

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

"Poetry is something I love to do. Good poetry has an amazing ability to be communicative before it's even understood. I get emotional just from the beauty of words." Daniel Radcliffe

"At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry, I was listening to European classical music." Satyajit Ray/h4>

"Every age has its own poetry; in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry." Jean-Paul Sartre

"Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow." A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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