30 Fascinating Poetry Quotes That Will Make Your Day


For a lot of people, poetry is more than just a collection of words and phrases. It’s an effective way to express their emotions and aspirations. It’s also a good way to articulate their hopes and just celebrate life. Now, if you are one of those people, here are some of the best poetry quotes to fuel your passion.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wine is bottled poetry. – Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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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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

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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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

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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