I wanted to write the most beautiful poem but that is impossible; the world has written its own.
- Dejan Stojanović
Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows.
- Edmund Burke
A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star and climbs it while playing a violin.
- Edmond De Goncourt
I don't create poetry, I create myself, for me my poems are a way to me.
- Edith Södergran
To have great poets there must be great audiences too.
- Walt Whitman
A poet must leave traces of his passage, not proof.
- René Char
A poet is not an apostle; he drives out devils only by the power of the devil.
- Søren Kierkegaard
A poet more than thirty years old is simply an overgrown child.
- H. L. Mencken
Heaven deliver us, what's a poet? Something that can't go to bed without making a song about it.
- Dorothy L. Sayers
Each man carries within him the soul of a poet who died young.
- Antoine De Saint Exupéry
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