A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko
A poet more than thirty years old is simply an overgrown child.
- H. L. Mencken
A poet must leave traces of his passage, not proof.
- René Char
Poets are never unemployed, just unpaid.
- Kathy Skaggs
The worst fate of a poet is to be admired without being understood.
- Jean Cocteau
Not everyone who drinks is a poet. Some of us drink because we're not poets.
- Dudley Moore
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.
- W. H. Auden
I don't create poetry, I create myself, for me my poems are a way to me.
- Edith Södergran
Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content.
- Alfred De Musset
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