poetry

A Quote by Cheng Man-ch'ing on medicine, painting, and poetry

The five excellences include: calligraphy, painting, poetry, medicine, and t'ai chi chuan.

Cheng Man-ch'ing

Source: Master of Five Excellences. Translation and commentary by Mark Hennessy, 1995.

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A Quote by Charles Robert Darwin on character, emotion, happiness, life, listening, music, nature, and poetry

If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once a week; for perhaps the parts of my brain now atrophied would have thus been kept active through use. The loss of these tastes is a loss of happiness, and may possibly be injurious to the intellect, and more probably to the moral character, by enfeebling the emotional part of our nature.

Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882)

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A Quote by Carl Sandburg on poetry

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Poetry is the opening and closing of a door leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during a moment.

Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967)

Source: Poetry Considered

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A Quote by Carl Sandburg on animals, life, and poetry

Poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air. Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable. Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away.

Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967)

Source: Poetry Considered

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A Quote by Callimachus on laughter, poetry, and wine

You're walking by the tomb of Battiades, Who knew well how to write poetry, and enjoy Laughter at the right moment, over the wine.

Callimachus (c. 300 - 240 BC)

Source: The Greek Anthology

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A Quote by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak on life, literature, and poetry

During the last years of Mayakovski's life, when all poetry had ceased to exist . . . literature had stopped.

Boris Pasternak (1890 - 1960)

Source: I Remember, 1958

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A Quote by Booker T. Washington on dignity, learning, poetry, and writing

No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.

Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915)

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A Quote by Benjamin Jowett on feeling and poetry

Nowhere probably is there more true feeling, and nowhere worse taste, than in a churchyard - both as regards the monuments and the inscriptions. Scarcely a word of true poetry anywhere.

Benjamin Jowett (1817 - 1893)

Source: Life and Letters of Benjamin Jowett, ed. Abbott and Campbell, 1897.

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on enthusiasm, genius, imagination, philosophy, poetry, and science

Philosophy becomes poetry, and science imagination, in the enthusiasm of genius.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

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A Quote by Ben Jonson on lies, love, peace, poetry, and rest

Rest in soft peace, and, ask'd, say here doth lie Ben Jonson his best piece of poetry: For whose sake, henceforth, all his vows be such, As what he loves may never like too much.

Ben Jonson

Source: On My First Son; in Epigrams

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