When a poet speaks to his own people, the voices of all other poets of other languages who have influenced him are speaking also.
- T. S. Eliot
Always be a poet, even in prose.
- Charles Baudelaire
A few moments in a poet’s company teach us more about the essence of art than many a lecture and books.
- Etinne Gilsun
Poets don't draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.
- Jean Cocteau
It’s not easy to write a poem about a poem.
- Dejan Stojanović
A poet must leave traces of his passage, not proof.
- René Char
If you know what you are going to write when you're writing a poem, it's going to be average.
- Derek Walcott
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests.
- Pablo Neruda
A poet is not an apostle; he drives out devils only by the power of the devil.
- Søren Kierkegaard
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