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Poetry Quotes 26-30

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Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. 
Percy Bysshe Shelley 

Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. 
Don Marquis 

Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered into by reading other poems. 
John Barton 

The moment of change is the only poem. 
Adrienne Rich 

The novel is born of disillusionment; the poem, of despair. 
Jose Bergamin

Poetry Quotes 66-70

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Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason. 

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

However, if a poem can be reduced to a prose sentence, there can't be much to it. 
James Schuyler 

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history. 

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things. 
T. S. Eliot

Poetry Quotes 71-75

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Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words. 
Paul Engle 

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them. 
Dennis Gabor 

If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone. 
Thomas Hardy 

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

The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see-it is, rather, a light by which we may see-and what we see is life. 
Robert Penn Warren