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No poet sings because he must sing. At least no great poet does. A great poet sings because he chooses to sing.



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No poet sings because he must sing. At least no great poet does. A great poet sings because he choos...
No poet sings because he must sing. At least no great poet does. A great poet sings because he cho...
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This is truth the poet sings, That a sorrow's crown of sorrows is remembering happier things.
LORD ALFRED TENNYSON
A poet is a musician who can't sing.
PATRICK ROTHFUSS
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
CHINESE PROVERB
Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing alwa...
PLATO
A bird does not sing because it has an answer -- it sings because it has a song.
UNKNOWN
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
MAYA ANGELOU
A poet is a nightingale who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
Her mouth is a honey-blossom, No doubt, as the poet sings; But within her lips, the petals, Lurk...
WILLIAM D. HOWELLS
Her mouth is a honey-blossom,No doubt, as the poet sings;But within her lips, the petals,Lurks a cru...
WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
Yet do I marvel at this curious thing:/ To make a poet black, and bid him sing!
COUNTEE CULLEN
He who, in an enlightened and literary society, aspires to be a great poet, must first become a litt...
THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
No one ever was a great poet, that applied himself much to anything else.
SIR WILLIAM TEMPLE
He is great. He sings, he's a comic, he does a magic show... It's great family entertainment.
AGNES KOSINSKI
The Poet who could merely sit on a chair, and compose stanzas, would never make a stanza worth much....
THOMAS CARLYLE
If I am going to be a poet at all, I am going to be POET and not NEGRO POET.
COUNTEE CULLEN
Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of hi...
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
A poet not in love is out at sea; He must have a lay-figure.
PHILIP JAMES BAILEY
A poet is the most unpoetical of anything in existence, because he has no identity - he is continual...
JOHN KEATS
Lord Byron is only great as a poet; as soon as he reflects he is a child.
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A poet dares be just so clear and no clearer... He unzips the veil from beauty, but does not remove ...
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I think he was astonished he won it, ... I wasn't, of course. He considered himself a minor poet, no...
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To be a poet at twenty is to be twenty: to be a poet at forty is to be a poet
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The poet does not know - often he will never know - whom he really writes for.
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The sign and credentials of the poet are that he announces that which no man foretold
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A good lyric sings to me. And another lyricist might sing another lyrical song to me.
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A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at pe...
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A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at pe...
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The poet doesn't invent. He listens.
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No bad man can be a good poet.
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Homer was a true poet. He made the gods ridiculous.
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The true poet for me is a priest. As soon as he dons the cassock, he must leave his family.
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A bird that sings too much will only lose its voice, but a bird that does not sing at all will lose ...
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The reason a poet is a poet is to write poems, not to advertise himself as a poet.
YEHUDA AMICHAI
Poetry is a special use of language that opens onto the real. The business of the poet is truth tell...
HUSTON SMITH
And hence the poet must seek to be essentially anonymous,
He must die a little death each morning...
DELMORE SCHWARTZ
For a poet he threw a very accurate milk bottle.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY
The great poet is a great artist. He is painter and sculptor. The greatest pictures and statues have...
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
How to be a Poet (to remind myself)

Make a place to sit down.
Sit down. Be quiet. <...
WENDELL BERRY
I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.
BOB DYLAN
Next to being a great poet, is the power of understanding one
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
An actor is at most a poet and at least an entertainer.
MARLON BRANDO
...the poet, he nothing affirmeth, and therefore never lieth.
PHILIP SIDNEY
For the godly poet must be chaste himself, but there is no need for his verses to be so.
CATULLUS
Any poet, if he is to survive beyond his 25th year, must alter; he must seek new literary influences...
T.S. ELIOT
I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poe...
BOB DYLAN
I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.
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I don't like to call myself a poet, ... Most poets are shiftless, no-account fools.
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More than any other poet, Whitman is what we make him; more than any other poet, his greatest value ...
JOHN BURROUGHS
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
To be a great painter means to be a great poet: someone who transcends the limits of his language.
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Any poet, if he is to survive beyond his 25th year, must alter; he must seek new literary influences...
T. S. ELIOT
Sad is the lot, who, once at least in his life, had not been a poet
ALPHONSE DE LAMARTINE
I cannot accept the doctrine that in poetry there is a suspension of belief. A poet must never make ...
W. H. AUDEN
Any great warrior is also a scholar, and a poet, and an artist.
STEVEN SEAGAL
Feast of George Herbert, Priest, Poet, 1633 The shepherds sing; and shall I silent be? My God, no...
GEORGE HERBERT
I think a poet is anybody who wouldn't call himself a poet.
BOB DYLAN
I think a poet is anybody who wouldn't call himself a poet.
BOB DYLAN
I have never considered myself a poet. I have no interest in poetic artistry.
MUHAMMAD IQBAL
A man is a poet if difficulties inherent in his art provide him with ideas; he is not a poet if they...
PAUL VALERY
A poet must leave traces of his passage, not proof.
RENE CHAR
I am very sure that any man of common understanding may, by culture, care, attention, and labor, mak...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Every man will be a poet if he can; otherwise a philosopher or man of science. This proves the super...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke.
MAX EASTMAN
It is strange so great a statesman should Be so sublime a poet.
EDWARD GEORGE EARLE LYTTON BULWER-LYTTON, FIRST BARON LYTTON
A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
Bing Crosby sings like all people think they sing in the shower.
DINAH SHORE
It is not your mouth that sings. It is your mind and heart that sing.
DEBASISH MRIDHA
Now begins to rise in me the familiar rhythm; words that have lain dormant now lift, now toss their ...
VIRGINIA WOOLF
François Rabelais. He was this poet. And his last words were ‘I go to seek a Great Perhaps.’ Th...
JOHN GREEN
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at pe...
ABRAHAM H. MASLOW
Francois Rabelais. He was a poet. And his last words were "I go to seek a Great Perhaps." That's why...
JOHN GREEN
If I am not mistaken, it was a British poet who said that 'no one is properly dressed unless he ...
SUKARNO
The poet is a man who lives at last by watching his moods. An old poet comes at last to watch his mo...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Just because a poet said something didn’t mean it was true, only that it sounded good.
JANET FITCH
The poet does not fear death, not because he believes in the fantasy of heroes, but because death co...
SALVATORE QUASIMODO
He said, 'I can't teach someone how to write,' ... He just thought if you were a poet, you wrote poe...
ANNE WRIGHT
The following obituary appeared in the Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph of Sept. 16, 1958:

A GREA...
ROBERT W. SERVICE
You see, I am a poet, and not quite right in the head, darling. It’s only that.
EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY
كمن يعود من فردوس مفقود عدتُ من عناقك.‏
كمن يعود من ...
JORGE LUIS BORGES
I always have a backpack. I was a poet, so it reminds me of being a backpack poet.
OMARI HARDWICK
Great wits jump (says the Poet) and hit his Head against the Post
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
The first study for the man who wants to be a poet is knowledge of himself, complete: he searches fo...
ARTHUR RIMBAUD
A rich poet from Harvard has no sense in his mind, except the aesthetic.
BEATRICE WOOD
The poet knows that he speaks adequately, then, only when he speaks somewhat wildly.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
He loved to sing spirituals because they told a story.
RAY WALKER
I do sing because I must, And pipe but as the linnets sing.
LORD ALFRED TENNYSON
Jesus of Nazareth was a poet, no less than a prophet, of pre-eminent genius.
ORSON F. WHITNEY
At least the caged bird still sings.
ANDONI GARCIA
A poet should be so crafty with words that he is envied even for his pains.
CRISS JAMI
If the poet has pursued a moral objective, he has diminished his poetic force.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE
Sir, I admit your general rule,
That every poet is a fool,
But you yourself may serve to...
SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
He came after Homer and before Gertrude Stein, a difficult interval for a poet.
ANNE CARSON
As the poet has expected, the alarms now are sounded, for - and it must be said again - the birth of...
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A great actor is independent of the poet, because the supreme essence of feeling does not reside in ...
LEE STRASBERG
Walt Whitman is the only great modern poet who does not seem to experience discord when he faces his...
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