Quotations About / On: POEM

  • 1.
    Not all poems about people are poems about people.
    More quotations from: Dexsta Ray
  • 2.
    Our poems will have failed if our readers are not brought by them beyond the poems.
    (Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980), U.S. poet. The Life of Poetry, ch. 5 (1949).)
    More quotations from: Muriel Rukeyser
  • 3.
    “If you read every poem in every anthology of Greek poetry, you wouldnt read one poem in which a character of the woman whos loved is described or matters.”
    ( Eurydice in the Underworld)
    More quotations from: Kathy Acker
  • 4.
    The Eunuchs of poems re not made. The Eunuchs of poems re born.
    (The Eunuchs of poems re not made. The Eunuchs of poems re born.)
    More quotations from: Adolf Moses
  • 5.
    “If after I read a poem the world looks like that poem for 24 hours or so Im sure its a good one—and the same goes for paintings. ”
    (Elizabeth Bishop)
    More quotations from: Elizabeth Bishop
  • 6.
    In every good poem everything must be both deliberate and instinctive. That is how the poem becomes ideal.
    (Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 23 in Selected Aphorisms from the Lyceum (1797), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
    More quotations from: Friedrich Von Schlegel, poem
  • 7.
    To declaim freedom verses seems like a poem within a poem; freedom requires guns, it requires arms, but no feet.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Poems (1842).)
    More quotations from: Franz Grillparzer, poem, freedom
  • 8.
    Only truthful hands write true poems. I cannot see any basic difference between a handshake and a poem.
    (Paul Celan [Paul Antschel] (1920-1970), Austrian poet. Trans. 1986, Carcanet (1986). Collected Prose, letter to Hans Bender (1961).)
    More quotations from: Paul Celan [Paul Antschel], poem
  • 9.
    Poetry has no goal other than itself; it can have no other, and no poem will be so great, so noble, so truly worthy of the name of poem, than one written uniquely for the pleasure of writing a poem.
    (Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet, critic. "New Notes on Edgar Poe," part IV (1859).)
    More quotations from: Charles Baudelaire, poem, poetry
  • 10.
    A poem a day will keep the psychiatrist far away...
    More quotations from: krishnakumar chandrasekar nair
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