poetry

A Quote by William Thomson on poetry

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Fourier is a mathematical poem.

William Thomson (1824 - 1907)

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A Quote by William Cowper on pleasure, poetry, and poets

There is a pleasure in poetic pains. Which only poets know.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: The Timepiece, line 285.

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A Quote by William Cowper on art and poetry

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Made poetry a mere mechanic art.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Table Talk. Line 654.

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A Quote by William Cowper on dreams and poetry

Th' embroid'ry of poetic dreams.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Conversation

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on poetry and rhetoric

Out of our quarrels with others we make rhetoric. Out of our quarrels with ourselves we make poetry.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on limits, poetry, and poets

If a poet interprets a poem of his own he limits its suggestibility.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Letters of W. B. Yeats

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on ambition, balance, beginning, imitation, life, poetry, and water

I had still the ambition, formed in Sligo in my teens, of living in imitation of Thoreau on Innisfree, a little island in Lough Gill, and when walking through Fleet Street very homesick I heard a little tinkle of water and saw a fountain in a shop window which balanced a little ball upon its jet, and began to remember lake water. From the sudden remembrance came my poem Innisfree.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Trembling of the Veil

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A Quote by Wystan Hugh Auden on earth, emptiness, guests, lies, poetry, and rest

Earth, receive an honored guest; William Yeats is laid to rest. Let the Irish vessel lie Emptied of its poetry.

W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

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A Quote by Wystan Hugh Auden on acceptance, belief, poetry, and poets

I cannot accept the doctrine that in poetry there is a "suspension of belief." A poet must never make a statement simply because it is sounds poetically exciting; he must also believe it to be true.

W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

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A Quote by Wystan Hugh Auden on poetry

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Adjectives are the potbelly of poetry.

W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

Source: see Sheppard

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