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Francis Webb is easily our greatest poet and one of the greatest poets in the world but he's hardly ever mentioned.

Tags: Greatest, Poet  ✍ Author: Robert Adamson

The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods.

Tags: Gods  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Poets are people who can still see the world through the eyes of children.

Tags: Children, Eyes  ✍ Author: Alphonse Daudet

The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible.

Tags: Possible, Write  ✍ Author: T. S. Eliot

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.

Tags: Immature, Mature  ✍ Author: T. S. Eliot

We have to raise the consciousness; the only way poets can change the world is to raise the consciousness of the general populace.

Tags: Change, General  ✍ Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

I don't think it's by accident that I was first attracted to translating two French women poets.

Tags: Accident, Women  ✍ Author: Marilyn Hacker

I am what libraries and librarians have made me, with little assistance from a professor of Greek and poets.

Tags: Greek, Libraries  ✍ Author: Katharine Hepburn

Poets wish to profit or to please.

Tags: Please, Wish  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

I think of poets as outlaw visionaries in a way.

Tags: Outlaw  ✍ Author: Jim Jarmusch

There are very few great poets in the world.

Tags: Few, Great  ✍ Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun

Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.

Tags: Heroes, Race  ✍ Author: Alphonse de Lamartine

But are not the dreams of poets and the tales of travellers notoriously false?

Tags: Dreams, False  ✍ Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Of poets I put Virgil first - he was greatest.

Tags: Greatest, Put  ✍ Author: Shirley MacLaine

There have always been huge musicians and poets in Uruguay, but Uruguay is a well-kept secret.

Tags: Musicians, Secret  ✍ Author: David Satcher

American poets celebrate their bodies, very specifically, as Whitman did.

Tags: American, Celebrate  ✍ Author: Rick Wakeman

Poets that lasting marble seek Must come in Latin or in Greek.

Tags: Greek, Seek  ✍ Author: Edmund Waller

To have great poets, there must be great audiences.

Tags: Great, Poetry  ✍ Author: Walt Whitman

In Russia all tyrants believe poets to be their worst enemies.

Tags: Russia, Worst  ✍ Author: Yevgeny Yevtushenko

I feel very connected to poets across the country.

Tags: Connected, Country  ✍ Author: Joe Barton

Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity.

Tags: Humanity, Sense  ✍ Author: Samuel Beckett

It is strange, how quickly people want to obligate their poets, as it were, on the exile.

Tags: Exile, Strange  ✍ Author: Peter Bichsel
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Novelists and poets have existed side by side forever.

Tags: Forever, Side  ✍ Author: Stan Brakhage

Rarest of the real poets are born poets. They are the oddballs, not the professors.

Tags: Born, Real  ✍ Author: James Broughton

Travelers are like poets. They are mostly an angry race.

Tags: Angry, Race  ✍ Author: Richard Burton

Women make us poets, children make us philosophers.

Tags: Children, Women  ✍ Author: Paddy Chayefsky

Poets don't draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.

Tags: Again, Draw  ✍ Author: Jean Cocteau

Frost is the most sophisticated of poets.

Tags: Frost  ✍ Author: Peter Davison

If poets were realistic, they wouldn't be poets.

Tags: Realistic  ✍ Author: Peter Davison

Poets go through a very tough apprenticeship in the use of words.

Tags: Tough, Words  ✍ Author: Helen Dunmore

Poets are Damned... but See with the Eyes of Angels.

Tags: Angels, Eyes  ✍ Author: Allen Ginsberg

Many poets, as you know, are not good readers.

Tags: Good, Readers  ✍ Author: Robert Giroux

I'm an amalgam of the 19th-century romantics and the beat poets.

Tags: Beat, Romantics  ✍ Author: Roy Harper

I'm probably much more influenced by film-makers and painters than I am by other songwriters or poets.

Tags: Influenced, Painters  ✍ Author: P. J. Harvey

All poets are idlers, even if all idlers are not poets.

 ✍ Author: Howard Hodgkin

Science is not addressed to poets.

Tags: Science  ✍ Author: George Henry Lewes

Poets are born, not paid.

Tags: Born, Paid  ✍ Author: Kiichi Miyazawa

Southern poets are still writing narrative poems, poems in forms, dramatic poems.

Tags: Dramatic, Writing  ✍ Author: Julia Morgan

The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.

Tags: Bicycle, Surely  ✍ Author: Christopher Morley

Living at that pitch, on that edge, is something which many poets engage in to some extent.

Tags: Edge, Living  ✍ Author: Paul Muldoon

I've been influenced by poets as diverse as Dylan Thomas, Lewis Carroll, and Edgar Allan Poe.

Tags: Diverse, Influenced  ✍ Author: Jack Prelutsky

All poets' wives have rotten lives Their husbands look at them like knives.

Tags: Husbands, Lives  ✍ Author: Delmore Schwartz

It's difficult to get films made, especially films about poets.

Tags: Difficult, Films  ✍ Author: Dougray Scott

Saints have no moderation, nor do poets, just exuberance.

Tags: Moderation, Nor  ✍ Author: Anne Sexton

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.

Tags: Poetry  ✍ Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley

Poets, we know, are terribly sensitive people, and in my observation one of the things they are most sensitive about is money.

Tags: Money, Sensitive  ✍ Author: Robert Penn Warren