- Edna St. Vincent Millay99
◆ Is a picture really worth a thousand words? What thousand words? A thousand words from a lunatic, or a thousand words from Nietzsche? Actually, Nietzsche was a lunatic, but you see my point. What about a thousand words from a rambler vs. 500 words from Mark Twain? He could say the same thing quicker and with more force than almost any other writer. One thousand words from Ginsberg are not even worth one from Wilde. It's wild to declare the equivalency of any picture with any army of 1,000 words. Words from a writer like Wordsworth make you appreciate what words are worth.
- Jarod Kintz99
◆ When a poet digs himself into a hole, he doesn't climb out. He digs deeper, enjoys the scenery, and comes out the other side enlightened.
- Criss Jami99
◆ Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!
- Allen Ginsberg99
◆ Really, he thought, if you couldn't trust a poet to offer sensible advice, who could you trust?
- Neil Gaiman99
◆ To be a poet is to have a soul so quick to discern, that no shade of quality escapes it, and so quick to feel, that discernment is but a hand playing with finely-ordered variety on the chords of emotion--a soul in which knowledge passes instantaneously into feeling, and feeling flashes back as a new organ of knowledge.
- George Eliot99
◆ A poem is a naked person....Some people say that I am a poet.
- Bob Dylan99
◆ He wanted to be a poet,' someone else put in while Maggie hugged Tim and patted his back. 'Said he'd only lacked the words to be one.
- Nora Roberts99
◆ Maybe you are a poet and a dreamer, but don't you realize that those two species are extinct now?
- J.G. Ballard99
◆ Lovers, Lunatics and poets are made of same stuff.
- Bhagat Singh99
◆ Who has not sat before his own heart's curtain? It lifts: and the scenery is falling apart.
- Rainer Maria Rilke99
◆ Now begins to rise in me the familiar rhythm; words that have lain dormant now lift, now toss their crests, and fall and rise, and falls again. I am a poet, yes. Surely I am a great poet.
- Virginia Woolf99
◆ Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
- Thomas Aquinas99
◆ God takes away the minds of poets, and uses them as his ministers, as he also uses diviners and holy prophets, in order that we who hear them may know them to be speaking not of themselves who utter these priceless words in a state of unconsciousness, but that God himself is the speaker, and that through them he is conversing with us.
◆ Through the ingenuousness of her age beamed an ardent mind, a mind not of the women but of the poet; she did not please, she intoxicated.
- Alexandre Dumas99
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