Found 209 quotes starting with PO:


Poesy is a beauteous damsel, chaste, honourable, discreet, witty, retired, and who keeps herself within the limits of propriety. She is a friend of solitude; fountains entertain her, meadows console her, woods free her from ennui, flowers delight her; in short, she gives pleasure and instruction to all with whom she communicates.
– Cervantes
Poetry absolves spirituality from the dividedness of religions and provides us with a sanctuary that excludes no one.
– Vanna Bonta
Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place.
– Charles Baudelaire
Poetry cannot be translated; and, therefore, it is the poets that preserve the languages; for we would not be at the trouble to learn a language if we could have all that is written in it just as well in a translation. But as the beauties of poetry cannot be preserved in any language except that in which it was originally written, we learn the language.
– Johnson
Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.
– Plato
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
– Kahlil Gibran
Poetry is a mere drug, Sir.
– George Farquhar
Poetry is a subset of a Cosmos, which in itself, is a poem.
– Vanna Bonta
Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
– Robert Frost
Poetry is all nouns and verbs.
– Marianne Moore
Poetry is an art, and chief of the fine arts; the easiest to dabble in, the hardest to reach true perfection.
– E.C. Stedman
Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
– Charles Simic
Poetry is certainly something more than good sense, but it must be good sense at all events just as a palace is more than a house, but it must be a house, at least.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.
– Thomas Hardy
Poetry is indispensable --if I only knew what for.
– Jean Cocteau
Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.
– Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko
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 we have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these things.
– Emily Dickinson
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion…
– T. S. Eliot
Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.
– Allen Ginsberg
Poetry is our heart, our spirit, our soul. Call it whatever; without it, everything else is nothing but hardware.
– Vanna Bonta
Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
– Carl Sandburg
Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions.
– Joseph Roux
Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature.
– David Hare
Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement.
– Christopher Fry
Poetry is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.
– Lord Byron

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