Poetry Quotes

Satyajit Ray #Age #Music #Poetry

Photo of Satyajit Ray At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry, I was listening to European classical music.
Czeslaw Milosz #Poetry

What is poetry which does not save nations or people?
Anthony Hecht #Poetry

There's not a good poet I know who has not at the beck and call of his memory a vast quantity of poetry that composes his mental library.
James Martineau #Poetry

Photo of James Martineau Religion is no more possible without prayer than poetry without language, or music without atmosphere.
Stevie Smith #Poetry

I don't think Auden liked my poetry very much, he's very Anglican.
Marcus Mumford #Poetry

Photo of Marcus Mumford I think it was T.S. Eliot who talked about good poetry being felt before it's understood. I believe that. There are some bands where I love their lyrics but I don't have a clue what they're on about.
J. Carter Brown #Poetry

I found that it wasn't so oddball to like music and poetry and visual arts, they're kindred spirits.
Dylan Walsh #Poetry

My father had wanted to name me for Dylan Thomas. He had seen him speak on one of those drunken poetry tours he did.
Robert Penn Warren #Poetry

Photo of Robert Penn Warren The urge to write poetry is like having an itch. When the itch becomes annoying enough, you scratch it.
Giorgos Seferis #Poetry

Photo of Giorgos Seferis For poetry there exists neither large countries nor small. Its domain is in the heart of all men.
John Betjeman #Poetry

Photo of John Betjeman Too many people in the modern world view poetry as a luxury, not a necessity like petrol. But to me it's the oil of life.
Tristan Wilds #Poetry

Well, I write a lot of poetry - that's where it usually all starts. I definitely want to show you guys sides of me - love, loss, heartbreak - all of that good stuff!
Georges Braque #Poetry

Photo of Georges Braque Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry.
Adrian Mitchell #Poetry

I use rock and jazz and blues rhythms because I love that music. I hope my poetry has a relationship with good-time rock'n roll.
Adrian Mitchell #Poetry

Stadium rock and commercial rock are the opposite of what poetry needs. An audience of around 200 is ideal for poetry.
Norman O. Brown #Poetry

Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence.
George Oppen #Poetry

The first question at that time in poetry was simply the question of honesty, of sincerity.
George Oppen #Poetry

Clarity, clarity, surely clarity is the most beautiful thing in the world, A limited, limiting clarity I have not and never did have any motive of poetry But to achieve clarity.
Richard Hell #Poetry

Photo of Richard Hell Poetry's always dead, you know? You don't realize how good poetry is until 15 years later.
Juan Ramon Jimenez #Poetry

Literature is a state of culture, poetry is a state of grace, before and after culture.
Merritt Wever #Poetry

Photo of Merritt Wever I used to joke that if acting didn't work out, poetry was my commonsense fallback.
Anthony Hope #Poetry

Photo of Anthony Hope I wish you would read a little poetry sometimes. Your ignorance cramps my conversation.
Christina Perri #Poetry

Photo of Christina Perri I was kind of an outcast in school 'cause I always kept to myself and was writing poetry and then going on tour with my brother band all the time, so kids didn't know what to make of me.
Robert Adamson #Poetry

There's one of my new poems actually - is a good example of where my poetry has ended up. My earlier river poetry was more like a cross between Shelley and Dylan Thomas.
Robert Adamson #Poetry

Well - I started writing - probably in the early 60s and by say '65-'66 I had read most of the poetry that had been published - certainly in the 20 years prior to that.