05 September 2014

Fragment Friday - The Poetry Quote Edition

Heading into fall, when the field grass is as high as a Corgi's eye.

Poetry is always slightly mysterious, and you wonder what is your relationship to it.
Seamus Heaney

I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.
Steven Wright

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.
T. S. Eliot

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
Robert Frost

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
Plutarch

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
Novalis

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.
Paul Dirac

I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.
Steven Wright

Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
Charles Simic
It may be said that poems are in one way like icebergs: only about a third of their bulk appears above the surface of the page.
Howard Nemerov

Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition.
Eli Khamarov

If you want to annoy a poet, explain his poetry.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Listen, real poetry doesn't say anything; it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through anyone that suits you.
Jim Morrison

Poetry is a sword of lightning, ever unsheathed, which consumes the scabbard that would contain it.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote. ~Yevgeny Yentushenko

8 comments:

Chris Valentine said...

I find that last quote to be really true of my work

Constance Brewer said...

Chris, There are a lot of quotes about poetry out there I'm finding. I find myself drawn to the first one. :)

Dave Morehouse said...

I liked the Heaney quote so much I read all the way to the bottom. Thanks for my tiny dose of inspiration today. Cheers, Dave.

Constance Brewer said...

You're welcome, Dave. Thanks for stopping by.
Do you have YOUR poetry quote ready for when you're famous - or not so famous? :)

Kathleen Cassen Mickelson said...

Steven Wright gets my vote. You must like him, too, since he's up twice! :-)

Constance Brewer said...

Cut and paste is not my strong point....

Oonah said...

I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.
Steven Wright
That's funny :) I like it!

Constance Brewer said...

Oonah - But true in its own weird way...