poets Quotes

Nine of the best book quotes about poets
  1. #1
    “Then I knew that not by wisdom do poets write poetry, but by a sort of genius and inspiration; they are like diviners or soothsayers who also say many fine things, but do not understand the meaning of them.”
  2. #2
    “I became weary of the poets, of the old and of the new: superficial are they all unto me, and shallow seas. They did not think sufficiently into the depth; therefore their feeling did not reach to the bottom.”
  3. #3
    “Why do poets always talk about the ocean’s waves,
    about their single file march to shore,
    and yet never talk about my grandmother’s farts,
    which arrive in time, one after the other, with equal regularity?”
  4. #4
    “A Chinese poet many centuries ago noticed that to re-create something in words is like being alive twice.”
  5. #5
    “For a poet he threw a very accurate milk bottle.”
  6. #6
    “When you choose to be a poet,
    you become a place that people walk through
    and then leave when they are ready”
  7. #7
    “You hardly know me, Johnny, so I beg you to believe my reputation: I’m a constant soldier and a sometime poet and I will be King.”
  8. #8
    “The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland.”
  9. #9
    “Our new dog, named for the beloved poet, ate a book which unfortunately we had left unguarded.”