60 Top Meaningful Quotes About Poetry

60 Top Meaningful Quotes About Poetry

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.-Thomas Gray

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.-Thomas Gray



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

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

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary



Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary

Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.-…

Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.-...

Prose develops, the way characters and situations do. It requires a flow. A poem is an instant, lightning across the sky.-Molly Peacock

Prose develops, the way characters and situations do. It requires a flow. A poem is an instant, lightning across the sky.-Molly Peacock



Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish..-William Blake

Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish..-William Blake

 

Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.-Albert Einstein

Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.-Albert Einstein1



Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.-Rita Dove

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.-Rita Dove

If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.-Emily Dickinson

If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.-Emily Dickinson

By the general process of epic poetry, I mean the way this form of art has constantly responded to the profound needs of the society in which it was made..-Lascelles Abercrombie



By the general process of epic poetry, I mean the way this form of art has constantly responded to the profound needs of the society in which it was made..-Lascelles Abercrombie

If a poem hasn’t ripped apart your soul; you haven’t experienced poetry.-Edgar Allan Poe

If a poem hasn't ripped apart your soul; you haven't experienced poetry.-Edgar Allan Poe

Poetry is the least imposition on silence in a world of chatter.-Marvin Bell

Poetry is the least imposition on silence in a world of chatter.-Marvin Bell

Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.-Leonard Cohen



Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.-Leonard Cohen

The poetry of the earth is never dead.-John Keats

The poetry of the earth is never dead.-John Keats

If poetry alters the way in which the reader views the world, then it has had its desired effect.-John Barton

If poetry alters the way in which the reader views the world, then it has had its desired effect.-John Barton

Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.-Virginia Woolf



Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.-Virginia Woolf

Poetry is an echo asking a shadow to dance.-Carl Sandburg

Poetry is an echo asking a shadow to dance.-Carl Sandburg

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.-Robert Frost

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.-Robert Frost

There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either.-Robert Graves



There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either.-Robert Graves

Pathos, they agreed, is the highest quality in art; a poem should touch the hearer with a sense of his own weakness, and should institute some comparison between mankind and flowers..-E.M Forster

Pathos, they agreed, is the highest quality in art; a poem should touch the hearer with a sense of his own weakness, and should institute some comparison between mankind and flowers..-E.M Forster

Poetry is prose bewitched, a music made of visual thoughts, the sound of an idea.-Mina Loy

Poetry is prose bewitched, a music made of visual thoughts, the sound of an idea.-Mina Loy

Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before..-Audre Lorde



Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before..-Audre Lorde

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.-Edgar Allen Poe

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.-Edgar Allen Poe

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

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

Poetry is… the clear expression of mixed feelings.-W.H Auden



Poetry is… the clear expression of mixed feelings.-W.H Auden

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

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

I’ve written some poetry I don’t understand myself.-Carl Sandburg

I've written some poetry I don't understand myself.-Carl Sandburg

A Poem Begins In Delight And Ends In Wisdom.-Robert Frost

A Poem Begins In Delight And Ends In Wisdom.-Robert Frost

Life is POETRY

Life is POETRY

Breathe in experience, breathe out poetry.-Muriel Rukeyser

Breathe in experience, breathe out poetry.-Muriel Rukeyser

Eloquence is the poetry of prose.-William C. Bryant

Eloquence is the poetry of prose.-William C. Bryant

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.-Edgar Allan Poe

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.-Edgar Allan Poe

Poetry is a matter of life, not just a matter of language.-Lucille Clifton

Poetry is a matter of life, not just a matter of language.-Lucille Clifton

The crown of literature is poetry.W. Somerset Maugham

The crown of literature is poetry.W. Somerset Maugham

Music is the poetry of the air

Music is the poetry of the air

Prose talks and poetry sings

Prose talks and poetry sings

Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.-William Hazlitt

Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.-William Hazlitt

Poetry is what happens when nothing else can

Poetry is what happens when nothing else can

Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.-Virginia Woolf

Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.-Virginia Woolf

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.-David Carradine

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.-David Carradine

Poetry is a complex perfection, associable with nothing less complex than truth.-Kurt Ludwig Schrode

Poetry is a complex perfection, associable with nothing less complex than truth.-Kurt Ludwig Schrode

In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all.-Wallace Stevens

In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all.-Wallace Stevens

She was poetry in a world that was still learning the alphabet

She was poetry in a world that was still learning the alphabet

He is exactly the poem I wanted to write. -Mary Oliver

He is exactly the poem I wanted to write. -Mary Oliver

 

Money is a kind of poetry.-Wallace Stevens

Money is a kind of poetry.-Wallace Stevens

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.-Plato

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.-Plato

Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth..-Samuel Johnson

Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth..-Samuel Johnson

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.-Joseph Joubert

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.-Joseph Joubert

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.-Robert-Frost

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.-Robert-Frost

Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking.-John Wain

Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking.-John Wain

A poem makes a sound when it is finished like the click of the lid of a perfectly made box.-William Butler

A poem makes a sound when it is finished like the click of the lid of a perfectly made box.-William Butler

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.-Novalis

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.-Novalis

She lives the poetry she cannot write.-Oscar Wilde

She lives the poetry she cannot write.-Oscar Wilde

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks-Plutarch

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks-Plutarch

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.-Percy Bysshe Shelley

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.-Percy Bysshe Shelley

Poetry is all nouns and verbs.-Marianne Moore

Poetry is all nouns and verbs.-Marianne Moore

Rap Is poetry.-Jay Z

Rap Is poetry.-Jay Z

If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it’s to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel.-Jim Morrison

If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel.-Jim Morrison

You asked me what you mean to me, My darling, you are my poetry..-Nikita Gill

You asked me what you mean to me, My darling, you are my poetry..-Nikita Gill

A true poet is more than just a man who can write a poem with a pen. A true poet writes poetry with his very life-Eric Ludy

A true poet is more than just a man who can write a poem with a pen. A true poet writes poetry with his very life-Eric Ludy