Poets are damned… but see with the eyes of angels.
- Allen Ginsberg
I wanted to write the most beautiful poem but that is impossible; the world has written its own.
- Dejan Stojanović
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
- W. H. Auden
Poets create gods, philosophers destroy them.
- Marty Rubin
We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content.
- Alfred De Musset
Each man carries within him the soul of a poet who died young.
- Antoine De Saint Exupéry
A poet is not an apostle; he drives out devils only by the power of the devil.
- Søren Kierkegaard
Heaven deliver us, what's a poet? Something that can't go to bed without making a song about it.
- Dorothy L. Sayers
I don't create poetry, I create myself, for me my poems are a way to me.
- Edith Södergran
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