14 Thought-Provoking Quotes About Poetry

Poetry: the best words in the best order.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it.

Dylan Thomas

I want to write love poems so sweet that the ink on the paper attracts honey bees.

Rudy Francisco

Poetry is music, and nothing but music. Words with musical emphasis.

Amiri Baraka

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.

David Carradine

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.

Khalil Gibran

Poetry is a matter of life, not just a matter of language.

Lucille Clifton

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.

T. S. Eliot

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.

Joseph Joubert

Poetry is not a matter of feelings, it is a matter of language. It is language which creates feelings.

Umberto Eco

Love is the poetry of the senses.

Honore de Balzac

In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all.

Wallace Stevens

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

Steven Wright

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.

Gilbert K. Chesterton