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Perhaps there is a degree of perception at which what is real and what is imagines are one: a state of clairvoyant observation, accessible or possibly accessible to the poet or, say, the acutest poet  (Poet Quotes) Every man will be a poet if he can; otherwise a philosopher or man of science. This proves the superiority of the poet  (Poet Quotes) What is essential in a work of art is that it should rise far above the realm of personal life and speak to the spirit and heart of the poet as man to the spirit and heart of mankind  (Poet Quotes) To have read the greatest works of any great poet, to have beheld or heard the greatest works of any great painter or musician, is a possession added to the best things of life  (Poet Quotes) There is no such thing as a dumb poet or a handless painter. The essence of an artist is that he should be articulate  (Poet Quotes) Superstition is the poesy of practical life; hence, a poet is none the worse for being superstitious  (Poet Quotes) The sign and credentials of the poet are that he announces that which no man foretold  (Poet Quotes) O thou sculptor, painter, poet! Take this lesson to thy heart: That is best which lieth nearest; Shape from that thy work of art  (Poet Quotes) God is the poet; men are but the actors. The great dramas of earth were written in heaven  (Poet Quotes) When the poet is in love, he is incapable of writing poetry on love. He has to write when he remembers that he was in love  (Poet Quotes) The eyes of a poet discover in each person a unique and irreplaceable humanity. While arrogant intellect seeks to control and manipulate the world, the poetic spirit bows with reverence before its mysteries  (Poet Quotes) I never became a writer for the money. I am a poet first. Even getting published is a miracle for poets  (Poet Quotes) Anybody who instantly goes from being a poet and a graduate student to being a public figure has to be in a state of shock. First people want to praise you, and then they want to attack you. No one can prepare you for it  (Poet Quotes) Chekhov is this poet of melancholy and isolation and of wishing you were somewhere else than where you are  (Poet Quotes) I always wanted to be an artist, writer and poet since I was seven, and one has to live long enough to evolve as an artist and do one’s finest work  (Poet Quotes) Why do people want to know exactly who I am? Am I a poet? Am I this or that? I’ve always made people wary. First they called me a rock poet. Then I was a poet that dabbled in rock. Then I was a rock person who dabbled in art  (Poet Quotes) I started out as a poet. I’ve always been a poet since I was 7 or 8. And so I feel myself to be fundamentally a poet who got into writing novels  (Poet Quotes) Does it mean this, does it mean that, that’s all anybody wants to know. I’d say what any decent poet would say if anyone dared ask him to analyze his work: if you see it, darling, then it’s there!  (Poet Quotes) Through the ingenuousness of her age beamed an ardent mind, a mind not of the women but of the poet; she did not please, she intoxicated  (Poet Quotes) To have opinions is to sell out to youself. To have no opinions is to exist. To have every opinion is to be a poet  (Poet Quotes) Now begins to rise in me the familiar rhythm; words that have lain dormant now lift, now toss their crests, and fall and rise, and falls again. I am a poet, yes. Surely I am a great poet  (Poet Quotes) I would rather be a swineherd, understood by the swine, than a poet misunderstood by men  (Poet Quotes) You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear thorough the search  (Poet Quotes) The business of the poet and the novelist is to show the sorriness underlying the grandest things and the grandeur underlying the sorriest things  (Poet Quotes) You don’t necessarily have to write to be a poet. Some people work in gas stations and they’re poets. I don’t call myself a poet, because I don’t like the word. I’m a trapeze artist  (Poet Quotes) When I was young, I was so interested in baseball that my family was afraid I’d waste my life and be a pitcher. Later they were afraid I’d waste my life and be a poet. They were right  (Poet Quotes) Really, he thought, if you couldn’t trust a poet to offer sensible advice, who could you trust?  (Poet Quotes) If a poet has a dream, it is not of becoming famous, but of being believed  (Poet Quotes) He repeated until his dying day that there was no one with more common sense, no stone cutter more obstinate, no manager more lucid or dangerous, than a poet  (Poet Quotes)
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