A Quote by Daisetz Teitaro "D.T." Suzuki on art, god, music, painting, poetry, quality, sculpture, and work

The greatest productions of art, whether painting, music, sculpture or poetry, have invariably this quality-something approaching the work of God.

D.T. Suzuki (1870 - 1966)

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A Quote by Daisetz Teitaro "D.T." Suzuki on poetry and zen


Zen Makes use, to a great extent, of poetical expressions; Zen is wedded to poetry.

D.T. Suzuki (1870 - 1966)

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A Quote by Douglas Jones on beauty, circumstances, death, foolishness, good, justice, life, passion, poetry, reflection, time, and trying

I think the main culprit is modernity itself. Modernity and beauty simply don't mix. Pragmatism and an industrial-sized busyness denigrate everything that can't squeeze out of a calculator. And the first thing to die under such circumstances is a passion for beauty. For those trying desperately to jump over moving hurdles, pursuing beauty is just foolishness. . . . We just don't have the time for poetry; beauty isn't useful, we say, until we're in our eighties, when many finally reflect and realize that beauty was truly essential to a good life that has now slipped by.

Douglas Jones

Source: Men Hate Poetry

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A Quote by Diane Ackerman on emotion, language, lies, and poetry

A poem records emotions and moods that lie beyond normal language, that can only be patched together and hinted at metaphorically.

Diane Ackerman (1948 -)

Source: The Writer on Her Work, vol, 1, ed. Janet Sternburg, 1991.

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A Quote by David Eugene Smith on god, mathematics, merit, poetry, religion, science, spirit, thought, truth, words, and world

One merit of mathematics few will deny: it says more in fewer words than any other science. The formula, e^iπ = -1 expressed a world of thought, of truth, of poetry, and of the religious spirit "God eternally geometrizes."

David Eugene Smith

Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC:Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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A Quote by Dame Edith Sitwell on heart, meaning, poetry, secrets, and universe

Poetry ennobles the heart and the eyes, and unveils the meaning of all things upon which the heart and the eyes dwell. It discovers the secret rays of the universe, and restores to us forgotten paradises.

Dame Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964)

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A Quote by Peter "Dale" Wimbrow, Sr. on authors, cheating, clarity, danger, day, difficulty, fatherhood, friendship, honesty, information, judgment, life, mind, money, motherhood, poetry, rest, reward, sons, struggle, tears, thought, time, wives, and wor

Peter "Dale" Wimbrow Sr. wrote the poem "The Guy in the Glass" in 1934. It was first published in The American Magazine at that time and the copyright was subsequently assigned to the author. The poem has become also known, incorrectly, as "The Man in the Glass," but the thought is the same. The message is clear. You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years, but you can't fool the guy staring back in the mirror. Since it was published, it has taken on a life of its' own and is usually seen as anonymous, but occasionally with someone falsely taking credit. Why would someone falsely take credit for a poem about being honest with one's self? For more information, see The Official Guy in the Glass website at www.theguyintheglass.com. The author's son, Peter Dale Wimbrow, Jr., may be contacted by e-mail at: pwimbrow@usacomputer.com. The Guy in the Glass When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf,* And the world makes you King for a day, Then go to the mirror and look at yourself, And see what that guy has to say. For it isn't your Father, or Mother, or Wife, Who judgment upon you must pass. The feller whose verdict counts most in your life Is the guy staring back from the glass. He's the feller to please, never mind all the rest, For he's with you clear up to the end, And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test If the guy in the glass is your friend. You may be like Jack Horner and "chisel" a plum, And think you're a wonderful guy, But the man in the glass says you're only a bum If you can't look him straight in the eye. You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years, And get pats on the back as you pass, But your final reward will be heartaches and tears If you've cheated the guy in the glass. * pelf: money, riches

Dale Wimbrow (1895 - 1954)

Source: grateful memory of the author, Dale Wimbrow. © 1934

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A Quote by Confucius on poetry and words

A picture is a poem without words.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on freedom and poetry

The freedom of poetic license.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Christopher Fry on exploring, language, and poetry

Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement.

Christopher Fry (1907 - ?)

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