You can’t write poetry on the computer. ~Quentin Tarantino
Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition. ~Eli Khamarov, The Shadow Zone
Ink runs from the corners of my mouth
There is no happiness like mine.
I have been eating poetry.
~Mark Strand, “Eating Poetry,” Reasons for Moving, 1968
Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry. ~W.B. Yeats
“Therefore” is a word the poet must not know. ~AndrÃ© Gide
It is the job of poetry to clean up our word-clogged reality by creating silences around things. ~Stephen Mallarme
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
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. ~Robert Frost
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood. ~T.S. Eliot, Dante, 1920
It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it. ~W.H. Auden
A poet’s work is to name the unnamable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep. ~Salman Rushdie
From: Quote Garden