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In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all.
- Wallace Stevens
If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone.
- Thomas Hardy
For me, poetry is an evasion of the real job of writing prose.
- Sylvia Plath
It is the job of poetry to clean up our word-clogged reality by creating silences around things.
- Stephen Mallarme
A prose writer gets tired of writing prose, and wants to be a poet. So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose.
- Samuel Mcchord Crothers
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
Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
- Robert Frost
The poet is in the end probably more afraid of the dogmatist who wants to extract the message from the poem and throw the poem away than he is of the sentimentalist who says, "Oh, just let me enjoy the poem.".
- Robert Penn Warren
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
- Robert Frost
There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either.
- Robert Graves
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