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After all, what is art? Art is the creative process and it goes through all fields. Einstein’s theory of relativity – now that is a work of art! Einstein was more of an artist in physics than on his violin. Art is this: art is the solution of a problem which cannot be expressed explicitly until it is solved.
Winning is a matter of endurance. As long as you don't quit, you will win!
Alfred Lord Tennyson
I am part of all that I have met.
I hear poetry whenever I turn on the radio. Eminem is a better poet than just about everybody. He's better than Billy Collins; he's better than Richard Wilbur; he's better than me.
I suppose it's useful in designating writing that tends to come from personal experience, work that delineates an "I," but it's a loose lasso, one which may rope certain poems by one poet and not others.
And here face down beneath the sun And here upon earth's noonward height To feel the always coming on The always rising of the night
For the poet is a light and winged and holy thing, and there is no invention in him until he has been inspired and is out of his senses, and the mind is no longer in him: when he has not attained to this state, he is powerless and is unable to utter his oracles.
Writing is also an art.
Poets, like whores, are only hated by each other.
Thomas Jefferson was a real poet. He was slick with that 'pursuit' of happiness because the 'pursuit' puts it back on you.
T. S. Eliot
I was too slow a mover to be a boxer. It was much easier to be a poet.
Maybe there are three or four really good poets in a generation.
To have opinions is to sell out to youself. To have no opinions is to exist. To have every opinion is to be a poet.
I also discovered that I was a poet. From the standpoint of one's family this is probably a regrettable discovery.
Take each day in your open palms and close your fists around it. This life is not done with you yet.
The pity is not that there is a myth of Sylvia Plath but that the myth is not simply that of an enormously gifted poet whose death came carelessly, by mistake, and too soon.
To know anything of a poet but his poetry is, so far as the poetry is concerned, to know something that may be entertaining, even delightful, but is certainly inessential.
I go out on the side of a hill, maybe hunting deer, and sit there and see the shadow of night coming over the hill, and I can swear to you there is a part of me that is absolutely untouched by anything civilized. There's a part of me that has never heard of a telephone.
Rainer Maria Rilke
For sometime now I have believed that it is our own force, all our own force that is still too great for us. It is true that we do not know it; but is it not just that which is most our own of which we know the least?
...Cody is furiously explaining to his little son Tim 'Never let the right hand know what your left hand is doing'... Page 100.
Like a great poet, Nature knows how to produce the greatest effects with the most limited means.
The world you are in – Is the true hell. The journey to Truth itself Is what quickens the heart to become lighter. The lighter the heart, the purer it is. The purer the heart, the closer to light it becomes. And the heavier the heart, The more chained to this hell It will remain.
The artist (I suppose) usually pays for the privilege by some sort of partial insomnia, by the possession of one faculty that will not be controlled nor put to sleep. In a poet this must often be the visual imagination, bringing before his eyes a succession of images which he never summoned, and of which some (it is only too likely) will be ugly or pitiful.
Poets can tell the truth as they see it. It’s the author’s story, the author’s voice.
Destiny never defames herself but when she lets an excellent poet die.
Precisamente "rondar las cosas por el otro lado" es lo que diferencia al poeta del científico o del político, quienes, por el contrario, prefieren tenerlas siempre de frente, muy de frente.
And he has a Poet,but you are unlucky to hear that Pensive song.
When confronted with suffering that won't go away or with even a minor problem, we instinctively focus on what is missing,...not on the Master's hand. Often when you think everything has gone wrong, it's just that you're in the middle of a story. If you watch the stories God is weaving in your life, you... will begin to see the patterns. You'll become a poet, sensitive to your Father's voice.
Imagination, which is the Eldorado of the poet and of the novel-writer, often proves the most pernicious gift to the individuals who compose the talkers instead of the writers in society.
The eclipses of poets are not foretold in the calendar.
This poem was meant to be unwritten. But I am writing it now and have thereby changed destiny.
A. R. Ammons
Thats a wonderful change thats taken place, and so most poetry today is published, if not directly by the person, certainly by the enterprise of the poet himself, working with his friends.
For five hundred years after Walther's death - until Goethe - no German lyric poet was his equal.
I'd rather be a great bad poet than a good bad poet.
I think a poet is anybody who wouldn't call himself a poet.
He was a poet -oh all men are when they're in love.
The kind of poetry to avoid in the pretty-pretty kind that pleased our grandmothers, the kind that Longfellow and Tennyson, good poets at their best, wrote at their worst.
For me, musicians are poets. Beethoven describes himself as a poet of tones, just like Coltrane's a poet of tempo.
American poets celebrate their bodies, very specifically, as Whitman did.
I would keep in mind to a young poet that you are entering into something that is very important, that has always been important in terms of human concerns.
Stanley Victor Paskavich
If you see my fifteen minutes of fame let me know I've been searching for it for years
The reading and writing of poetry has helped me navigate some of the most challenging years of my life. It has been both life-saving and life changing for me.
Hemingway is overrated, Twain is even more lost at sea, And all truths point to the mouth of a woman, Where both her whispers and her screams, Are born. Pour another glass, Beer, wine, whiskey, I don't care, So long as its wisdom is sharp, And it tells lies instead of promises.
Fact is not truth, but a poet who wilfully defies fact cannot achieve truth.
Augustus William Hare
Most painters have painted themselves. So have most poets: not so palpably indeed, but more assiduously. Some have done nothing else.
One thing about being a children's poet or a versifier, is that there is a large market for your wares. These things really made the rounds. I would meet people and they'd quote my poems to me. It's great.
...what else would a poet priest do on an endless night, but write of love?...
Without sound, There would be no music. And without music, There would be no life. And without a life force, There would be no matter. But it does not matter - Because what is matter, If there is no light?
I plan to be a sinner tonight. Could've been something else, but looked way too good in my red dress to be anything Christian.
The poet is a madman lost in adventure.