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A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.
Music
W. H. Auden

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Poetry makes nothing happen. It survives in the valley of its saying.
Poetry and Poets
W. H. Auden

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Proper names are poetry in the raw. Like all poetry they are untranslatable.
Names
W. H. Auden

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Any healthy man can go without food for two days -- but not without poetry.
Poetry and Poets
Charles Baudelaire

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Poetry is the impish attempt to paint the color of the wind.
Poetry and Poets
Maxwell Bodenheim

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Poetry is life distilled.
Poetry and Poets
Gwendolyn Brooks

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Poetry should only occupy the idle.
Poetry and Poets
Lord Byron

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Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth -- the true poet is very near the oracle.
Poetry and Poets
Edwin Hubbel Chapin

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All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
Slang
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Poetry is indispensable --if I only knew what for.
Poetry and Poets
Jean Cocteau

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Prose, words in their best order. Poetry, the best words in the best order.
Vocabulary
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.
Elections
Mario Cuomo

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If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.
Poetry and Poets
Emily Dickinson

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Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild.
Poetry and Poets
Denis Diderot

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Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
Communication
T. S. Eliot

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Only poetry inspires poetry.
Poetry and Poets
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Our best history is still poetry.
History and Historians
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Painting was called silent poetry and poetry speaking painting.
Poetry and Poets
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Poetry must be as new as foam and as old as the rock.
Poetry and Poets
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Poetry is a mere drug, Sir.
Poetry and Poets
George Farquhar

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Poetry is at least an elegance and at most a revelation.
Poetry and Poets
Robert Fitzgerald

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All one's inventions are true, you can be sure of that. Poetry is as exact a science as geometry.
Poetry and Poets
Gustave Flaubert

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Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
Poetry and Poets
Robert Frost

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Poetry is what is lost in translation.
Poetry and Poets
Robert Frost

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I don't know a better preparation for life than a love of poetry and a good digestion.
Poetry and Poets
Zona Gale

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