A Quote by Sigmund Freud on poets


Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on dependence, difficulty, logic, poetry, poets, reason, and science

Poetry, even that of the loftiest, and seemingly, that of the wildest odes, [has] a logic of its own as severe as that of science; and more difficult, because more subtle, more complex, and dependent on more and more fugitive causes. In the truly great poets... there is a reason assignable, not only for every word, but for the position of every word.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on poets and trust

Was ever poet so trusted before?

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. v. Chap. vi. 1774.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on poets, style, and writing

A Poet, Naturalist, and Historian, Who left scarcely any style of writing untouched, And touched nothing that he did not adorn.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Epitaph on Goldsmith.

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A Quote by Samuel Eliot Morison on achievement, america, architecture, balance, bravery, brevity, colors, dance, gold, harmony, music, nature, poets, purpose, songs, and world

These clipper ships of the early 1850's were built of wood in shipyards from Rockland in Maine to Baltimore. These architects, like poets who transmute nature's message into song, obeyed what wind and wave had taught them, to create the noblest of all sailing vessels, and the most beautiful creations of man in America. With no extraneous ornament except a figurehead, a bit of carving and a few lines of gold leaf, their one purpose of speed over the great ocean routes was achieved by perfect balance of spars and sails to the curving lines of the smooth black hull; and this harmony of mass, form and color was practiced to the music of dancing waves and of brave winds whistling in the rigging. These were our Gothic cathedrals, our Parthenon; but monuments carved from snow. For a few brief years they flashed their splendor around the world, then disappeared with the finality of the wild pigeon.

Samuel Eliot Morison (1887 - 1976)

Source: The Oxford History of the American People, 1965, ch. 36

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on discontent, excellence, and poets

And poets by their sufferings grow,-- As if there were no more to do, To make a poet excellent, But only want and discontent.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Fragments.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on children, love, and poets

Love is a boy by poets styl'd; Then spare the rod and spoil the child.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto i. Line 843.

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A Quote by Samuel Barber on music and poets

Nathan Broder commenting on the music of Samuel Barber: He is a lyric poet . . . aloof from the swirling currents in which many of his colleagues are immersed.

Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981)

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A Quote by Salvador Dali on poets and women

The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.

Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989)

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A Quote by Robert Schwartz on change, entrepreneurs, and poets

A true definition of an entrepreneur comes closer to: A poet, visionary, or packager of social change

Robert Schwartz

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