11 Feb

Inspiring quotes from famous authors

quotesWherever we go, we find wisdom and knowledge. And every poetry we read we see beauty in it. It doesn’t just entertain us but it inspires us to its most unique way.

Here are some of the inspiring quotations from famous poets.

A poet’s autobiography is his poetry. Anything else can be only a footnote.” – Yevgeny Yevtushenko

All good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.” – William Wordsworth

And he whose fustian’s so sublimely bad/ It is not poetry, but prose run mad.” – Alexander Pope

As I am a poet I express what I believe, and I fight against whatever I oppose, in poetry.” – June Jordan

Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man’s life if he has the weight and cares about the words.” – Archibald MacLeish

Eloquence is the poetry of prose.” – Jean P. Gut

Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders, that he is a literary aristocracy of one.” – W. H. Auden

Everything is complicated; if that we not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore.” – Wallace Stevens

Good poetry seems too simple and natural a thing that when we meet it we wonder that all men are not always poets. Poetry is nothing but healthy speech.” – Henry David Thoreau

Good religious poetry . . . is likely to be most justly appreciated and most discriminately relished by the undevout.” – A. E. Housman

Great poetry is always written by somebody straining to go beyond what he can do.” – Stephen Spender

“How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” – Robert Penn Warren

How poetry comes to the poet is a mystery.” – Elizabeth Drew

I did not believe political directives could be successfully applied to creative writing . . . not to poetry or fiction, which to be valid had to express as truthfully as possible the individual emotions and reactions of the writer.” – Langston Hughes

I have written some poetry that I don’t understand myself.” – Carl Sandburg

I owe everything to a system that made me learn by heart till I wept. As a result I have thousands of lines of poetry by heart. I owe everything to this.” – George Steiner

I see no reason for calling my work poetry except that there is no other category in which to put it.” – Marianne Moore

I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged . . . I had poems which were re-written so many times I suspect it was just a way of avoiding sending them out.” – Erica Jong

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.” – Emily Dickinson

“I’ve never read a political poem that’s accomplished anything. Poetry makes things happen, but rarely what the poet wants.” – Howard Nemerov

Only poetry inspires poetry.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Painting was called silent poetry and poetry speaking painting.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.” – Robert Frost

Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity -it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.” – John Keats

Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.” – James Joyce

She opened up a book of poems and handed it to me written by an Italian poet from the 13th century and every one of them words rang true and glowed like burning coal pouring off of every page like it was written in my soul from me to you.” – Bob Dylan

The man is either mad, or he is making verses.” – Horace

“When a poet’s mind is perfectly equipped for its work, it is constantly amalgamating disparate experiences.” – T S Eliot

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