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Death Quotes 36-40

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Death Quotes
He who doesn’t fear death dies only once.
Giovanni Falcone

Call no man happy till he is dead.

Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
Jean Cocteau

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.
Edward W. Howe

Some people are so afraid do die that they never begin to live.
Henry Van Dyke

Poetry Quotes 76-80

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Poetry Quotes
The poem is the point at which our strength gave out. 
Richard Rosen 

The poet doesn't invent. He listens. 
Jean Cocteau 

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth. 
Jean Cocteau 

The poet may be used as a barometer, but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather. 
Lionel Trilling 

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. 
Gilbert K. Chesterton

Poetry Quotes 61-65

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Poetry Quotes
How do poems grow? They grow out of your life. 
Robert Penn Warren 

A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep. 
Salman Rushdie 

A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses. 
Jean Cocteau 

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. 
Oscar Wilde 

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. 

Poetry Quotes 46-50

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Poetry Quotes
Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry. 
Muriel Rukeyser 

Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie. 
Jean Cocteau 

Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content. 
Alfred de Musset 

Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly. 
Anne Stevenson 

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out... Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure. 
A. E. Housman

Pet Quotes 11-15

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 Pet Quotes
Just watching my cats can make me happy. 
Paula Cole 

I live alone, with cats, books, pictures, fresh vegetables to cook, the garden, the hens to feed. 
Jeanette Winterson 

I looked up my family tree and found three dogs using it. 
Rodney Dangerfield 

I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul. 
Jean Cocteau 

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms. 
George Eliot