Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason. ~Novalis
Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life. ~William Hazlitt
Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry. ~W.B. Yeats
Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry.~Muriel Rukeyser
There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either. ~Robert Graves
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. ~Robert Frost
If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone. ~Thomas Hardy
Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted. ~Percy Shelley,
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