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The poet is the priest of the invisible.

The poet is the priest of the invisible.

by Wallace Stevens Found in: Poetry Quotes,
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The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.

by Jean Cocteau Found in: Poetry Quotes,
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Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.

Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.

by Anne Stevenson Found in: Poetry Quotes,
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If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone.

If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone.

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The great function of poetry is to give back to us the situations of our dreams.

The great function of poetry is to give back to us the situations of our dreams.

by Gaston Bachelard Found in: Poetry Quotes,
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I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I read more

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.

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Poetry is the work of poets, not of peoples or communities; artistic creation can never be anything but the production read more

Poetry is the work of poets, not of peoples or communities; artistic creation can never be anything but the production of an individual mind .

by Lascelles Abercrombie Found in: Poetry Quotes,
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It is in self-limitation that a master first shows himself.

It is in self-limitation that a master first shows himself.

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When the brain gets as dry as an empty nut,
When the reason stands on its squarest toes,
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When the brain gets as dry as an empty nut,
When the reason stands on its squarest toes,
When the mind (like a beard) has a "formal cut,"--
There is a place and enough for the pains of prose;
But whenever the May-blood stires and glows,
And the young year draws to the "golden prime,"
And Sir Romeo sticks in his ear a rose,--
Then hey! for the ripple of laughing rhyme!

by Henry Austin Dobson Found in: Poetry Quotes,
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