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Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
T.S. ELIOT
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
T. S. ELIOT
Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal.
PHILIP MASSINGER
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it ...
T.S. ELIOT
Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.
LIONEL TRILLING
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make i...
TS (THOMAS STEARNS) ELIOT
The immature artist imitates. Mature artists steal.
LIONEL TRILLING
Sure there are poets which did never dream
Upon Parnassus, nor did taste the stream
Of He...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
There are poets who sing you to sleep
and poets who ready you for war
and I want to be bot...
ASHE VERNON
Superior poets say what they really feel. Mediocre poets say what they decide to feel. Inferior poet...
ÁLVARO DE CAMPOS
Poets by Death are conquer'd but the wit Of poets triumphs over it.
ABRAHAM COWLEY
poets. have
the toughest job
in the universe-

of turning silence
into elo...
SANOBER KHAN
There are two classes of poets - the poets by education and practice, these we respect; and poets by...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
For poets (bear the word) Half-poets even, are still whole democrats.
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
All poets are idlers, even if all idlers are not poets.
TOM HODGKINSON
Rarest of the real poets are born poets. They are the oddballs, not the professors.
JAMES BROUGHTON
Nearly all men and women are poetical, to some extent, but very few can be called poets. There are g...
ORSON F. WHITNEY
Most joyful let the Poet be; It is through him that all men see.
WILLIAM ELLERY CHANNING
Poets are all who love,--who feel great truths, And tell them.
PHILIP JAMES BAILEY
The poet and the politician have this in common: their greatness depends on the courage with which t...
JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY
The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible.
T.S. ELIOT
As a poet and as a mathematician, he would reason well; as a mere mathematician, he could not have r...
EDGAR ALLAN POE
Greece, sound, thy Homer's, Rome thy Virgil's name, But England's Milton equals both in fame.
WILLIAM COWPER
They best can judge a poet's worth, Who oft themselves have known The pangs of a poetic birth ...
WILLIAM COWPER
Ages elapsed ere Homer's lamp appeared, And ages ere the Mantuan Swan was heard; To carry natu...
WILLIAM COWPER
On the last day of the world
I would want to plant a tree
W.S. MERWIN
Poets alone are sure of immortality; they are the truest diviners of nature.
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Ah, poet-dreamer, within those walls What triumphs shall be yours! For all are happy and rich ...
ALONZO B. BRAGDON
Poets are sultans, if they had their will: For every author would his brother kill.
ROGER BOYLE, BARON BROGHILL AND EARL OF ORRERY
Verse is not written, it is bled; Out of the poet's abstract head. Words drip the poem on the page; ...
PAUL ENGLE
A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
I can't look at things in the simple, large way that great poets do.
ISAAC ROSENBERG
There is a pleasure in poetic pains, Which only poets know.
WILLIAM COWPER
He koude songes make and well endite.
GEOFFREY CHAUCER
The poet is in the end probably more afraid of the dogmatist who wants to extract the message from t...
ROBERT PENN WARREN
Poets have said that the reason to have children is to give yourself immortality. Immortality? Now t...
BILL COSBY
O brave poets, keep back nothing; Nor mix falsehood with the whole! Look up Godward! speak th...
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
Singing and rejoicing, As aye since time began, The dying earth's last poet Shall be the...
ALEXANDER ANTON VON AUERSPERG ("ANASTASIUS GRUN")
Who all in raptures their own works rehearse, And drawl out measur'd prose, which they call verse.
CHARLES CHURCHILL
Poets yearn, of course, to be published, read, and understood, but they do little, if anything, to s...
WISLAWA SZYMBORSKA
There were lots of eager young faces and a variety of deliveries and musical styles, among which wer...
ANTHONY MILLER
Poets are simply those who have made a profession ans a lifestyle of being in touch with their bliss...
JOSEPH CAMPBELL
Poets are born, not paid.
ADDISON MIZNER
We can say nothing but what hath been said . . . Our poets steal from Homer . . . . Our storydresse...
ROBERT BURTON
The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musi...
LEONARDO DA VINCI
Ovid's a rake, as half his verses show him, Anacreon's morals are a still worse sample, Catull...
LORD BYRON (GEORGE GORDON NOEL BYRON)
And poets by their sufferings grow,-- As if there were no more to do, To make a poet excellent...
SAMUEL BUTLER (1)
One fine day, Says Mister Mucklewraith to me, says he. "So! you're a poet in your house," and...
ROBERT WILLIAMS BUCHANAN
"There's nothing great Nor small," has said a poet of our day, Whose voice will ring beyond th...
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
Happy the poet who with ease can steer From grave to gay, from lively to severe. [Lat., Heureu...
NICOLAS BOILEAU-DESPREAUX
A poet not in love is out at sea; He must have a lay-figure.
PHILIP JAMES BAILEY
The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this su...
WILLIAM JAMES
There are dozens of young poets and fictioneers most of them a little insane in the tradition of Jam...
SINCLAIR LEWIS
Had in him those brave translunary things/ That the first poets had.
MICHAEL DRAYTON
Souls of poets dead and gone, / What Elysium have ye known, / Happy field or mossy cavern, / Choicer...
JOHN KEATS
I have never yet known a poet who did not think himself super-excellent. [Lat., Adhue neminem cog...
CICERO (MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO)
I don't like to call myself a poet, ... Most poets are shiftless, no-account fools.
AUGUST KLEINZAHLER
Poets that lasting marble seek/ Must carve in Latin or in Greek.
EDMUND WALLER
I'm always a bit suspicious when lyricists call themselves poets,
JIM MORRISON
What is a poet? An unhappy man who hides deep anguish in his heart, but whose lips are so formed tha...
SøREN KIERKEGAARD
Poets write beautiful words to describe
savagery-wrapped civilization nowadays.
TOBA BETA
A Poet without Love were a physical and metaphysical impossibility.
THOMAS CARLYLE
God's prophets of the Beautiful, These Poets were.
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
Sure there are poets which did never dream Upon Parnassus, nor did taste the stream Of Helicon...
SIR JOHN DENHAM
And spare the poet for his subject's sake.
WILLIAM COWPER
Poets, like whores, are only hated by each other
WILLIAM WYCHERLEY
Poets don't draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.
JEAN COCTEAU
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand
PLATO
Of poets I put Virgil first - he was greatest.
MARY MACLANE
I don't know if younger poets read a lot of, you know, the poets - the established poets. There was ...
ROBERT ADAMSON
The mountains are fountains of men as well as of rivers, of glaciers, of fertile soil. The great poe...
JOHN MUIR
I used to think all poets were Byronic.
WENDY COPE
Poets create gods, philosophers destroy them.
MARTY RUBIN
Novelists invent characters; poets invent themselves.
MARTY RUBIN
Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.'
Mature love says: 'I need you because I lo...
ERICH FROMM
Our hospital was famous and housed many great poets and singers. Did the hospital specialize in poet...
SUSANNA KAYSEN
The immature artist imitates. The mature artist steals.
LIONEL TRILLING
The mountains are fountains of men as well as of rivers, of glaciers, of fertile soil. The great poe...
JOHN MUIR
Poets wish to profit or to please.
HORACE
Good poets are like angels of Heaven
PERSIAN PROVERB
And mighty poets in their misery dead.
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
There are poets and there are grownups.
JEAN COCTEAU
There are poets and there are grownups.
JEAN COCTEAU
Poets are never unemployed, just unpaid.
KATHY SKAGGS
I think of poets as outlaw visionaries in a way.
JIM JARMUSCH
He utilizes
form for a striking lecture;
young poets shiver

inexperience,
...
KRISTEN HENDERSON
Great poets are great copy editors.
DEJAN STOJANOVIC
Frost is the most sophisticated of poets.
PETER DAVISON
We are born poets. we become orators.
UNKNOWN
Poets knew that isolation in nature, far from people and things man-made, was good for the soul, and...
NICHOLAS SPARKS
There are many unspeakable words, forgotten, or forbidden.
Great thanks to the poets who make t...
TOBA BETA
Blessed are the weird people:
poets, misfits, writers
mystics, painters, troubadours
JACOB NORDBY
The Language Poets are writing only about language itself. The Ashbery poets are writing only about ...
ROBERT MORGAN
Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
G. K. CHESTERTON
To have great poets, there must be great audiences, too
WALT WHITMAN
Let's ride this journey together as writers, poets, and muses.
AVIJEET DAS
He is half of my soul, as the poets say.
MADELINE MILLER
I wonder what all those Chinese poets sound like in Chinese. I like their distilled quality.
TOM VERLAINE
I worked privately, and sometimes I feel that might be better for poets than the kind of social work...
MARY OLIVER
Travelers are like poets. They are mostly an angry race.
SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON

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