Poetry - Quotes

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Religion, like poetry, is simply a concerted effort to deny the most obvious realities.

Henry Louis Mencken

Some of the greatest poetry is revealing to the reader the beauty in something that was so simple you had taken it for granted.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

Paul Dirac

Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.

Cassandra Clare

I don`t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.

Aldous Huxley

Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth, by calling imagination to the help of reason.

Samuel Johnson

Poetry is not a civilizer, rather the reverse, for great poetry appeals to the most primitive instincts.

Robinson Jeffers

For all that is worth remembering in life is the poetry of it. Fear is poetry, hope is poetry, love is poetry, hatred is poetry; contempt, jealousy, remorse, admiration, wonder, pity, despair, or madness are all poetry.

William Hazlitt

Poetry is man`s rebellion against being what he is.

James Branch Cabell

Poetry is an echo asking a shadow dancer to be a partner.

Carl Sandburg

You can`t write poetry on the computer.

Quentin Tarantino

Perhaps no person can be a poet, or can even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind.

Thomas Babington Macaulay

Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement.

Christopher Fry

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.

George Sand

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