30 Fascinating Poetry Quotes That Poetry Lovers Will Enjoy

We’re all storytellers. We always find our means of self-expression, like with poetry. The way poems are formed in order to tell a story, or even just a mere feeling, is remarkable. Because there’s solace in words, and rhythm and beauty in meanings and interpretations.

When words are used to convey emotions, poems speak to you loud and clear.  Sometimes, that’s all you need to gain perspective or inspiration, whichever one you need. If you love poetry or you’re a poet yourself, here are 30 poetry quotes you’ll enjoy reading.

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry. – Edgar Allan Poe

Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow. – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

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

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. – Robert Frost

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Personality is everything in art and poetry. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it’s to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel. – Jim Morrison

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words. – Paul Engle

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Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas. – Albert Einstein

What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music. – Soren Kierkegaard

I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty. – Edgar Allan Poe

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Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before. – Audre Lorde

Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends. – Virginia Woolf

Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility. – William Wordsworth

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Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers. – Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Poetry and music are very good friends. Like mommies and daddies and strawberries and cream – they go together. – Nikki Giovanni

The poetry of the earth is never dead. – John Keats

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With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion. – Edgar Allan Poe

Wine is bottled poetry. – Robert Louis Stevenson

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. – Carl Sandburg

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Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal. – T. S. Eliot

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

The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness. – James Gates Percival

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Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them. – Charles Simic

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

You can find poetry in your everyday life, your memory, in what people say on the bus, in the news, or just what’s in your heart. – Carol Ann Duffy

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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 surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it. – Vincent Van Gogh

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From the beginnings of literature, poets and writers have based their narratives on crossing borders, on wandering, on exile, on encounters beyond the familiar. The stranger is an archetype in epic poetry, in novels. The tension between alienation and assimilation has always been a basic theme. – Jhumpa Lahiri

Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. – Leonard Cohen

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