poetry

A Quote by Anna Brownell Jameson on art, conversation, love, philosophy, poetry, scandal, and weather

Conversation may be compared to a lyre with seven chords--philosophy, art, poetry, love, scandal, and the weather.

Anna Brownell Jameson (1794 - 1860)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on poetry

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POETRY, n. A form of expression peculiar to the Land beyond the Magazines.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on existence, god, mercy, poetry, and world

INCOMPOSSIBLE, adj. Unable to exist if something else exists. Two things are incompossible when the world of being has scope enough for one of them, but not enough for both - as Walt Whitman's poetry and God's mercy to man.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alice Steinbach on god, love, motherhood, and poetry

Mother loved the wind. When I was growing up, she would recite this poem to me. Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I, But when the trees bow down their heads, The wind is passing by. So it is with God.

Alice Steinbach

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A Quote by Alice Hansche Mortenson on poetry

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Poem . . . A little pool of quietness.

Alice Hansche Mortenson

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on music, nations, poetry, and world

Through and through the world is infested with quantity: To talk sense is to talk quantities. It is no use saying the nation is large. . . . How large? It is no use saying the radium is scarce. . . . How scarce? You cannot evade quantity. You may fly to poetry and music, and quantity and number will face you in your rhythms and your octaves.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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A Quote by Alfred Joyce Kilmer on poetry

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I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree.

Alfred Joyce Kilmer (1886 - 1918)

Source: Trees, 1913

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A Quote by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin on inspiration, justice, and poetry

Inspiration is needed in geometry, just as much as in poetry.

Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799 - 1837)

Source: Likhtenshtein

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A Quote by A. A. Milne on poetry

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Poetry and Hums aren't things which you get, they're things which get you. And all you can do is go where they can find you.

A. A. Milne

Source: Winnie-the-Pooh, Pooh's Little Instruction Book

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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on experience, memory, and poetry

Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act. . . . The seat of this sensation is the pit of the stomach.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: The Name and Nature of Poetry

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