Poetry Quotes

Quotes that provides you with strong feelings come under poetry quotes. In writing, poetry delivers you to smile, cry, chill, be calm, make you want to do this or that or nothing. Poetry is the natural overflow of strong emotions. Here's a smart small collection of quotes about poetry in Crave Books.

Poetry is language surprised in the act of changing into meaning.

Poetry is language surprised in the act of changing into meaning.

Stanley Kunitz
I do not write for the public. You are my public and I hope to convert you.

I do not write for the public. You are my public and I hope to convert you.

Gerard Manley Hopkins
All great poetry is dipped in the dyes of the heart.

All great poetry is dipped in the dyes of the heart.

Edith Sitwell
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.

No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.

H. G. Wells
Poetry is like fish: if it's fresh, it's good; if it's stale, it's bad; and if you're not certain, try it on the cat.

Poetry is like fish: if it's fresh, it's good; if it's stale, it's bad; and if you're not certain, try it on the cat.

Osbert Sitwell
The poet doesn't invent. He listens.

The poet doesn't invent. He listens.

Jean Cocteau
The poet speaks to all men of that other life of theirs that they have smothered and forgotten.

The poet speaks to all men of that other life of theirs that they have smothered and forgotten.

Edith Sitwell
Love is the reduction of the universe to the single being, and the expansion of a single being, even to God

Love is the reduction of the universe to the single being, and the expansion of a single being, even to God

Honore de Balzac
Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.

Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.

Percy Bysshe Shelley
Poetry should begin with emotion in the poet, and end with the same emotion in the reader. The poem is simply the instrument of transferance.

Poetry should begin with emotion in the poet, and end with the same emotion in the reader. The poem is simply the instrument of transferance.

Philip Larkin
. . . it is through poetry that we give name to those ideas which are-until the poem-nameless and formless, about to be birthed, but already felt.

. . . it is through poetry that we give name to those ideas which are-until the poem-nameless and formless, about to be birthed, but already felt.

Audre Lorde