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.
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
A poet's mission is to make words do more work than they normally do, to make them work on more than one level.
- Jay Z
All good poems are victories over something.
- Stephen Dunn
To have great poets there must be great audiences too.
- Walt Whitman
A poet more than thirty years old is simply an overgrown child.
- H. L. Mencken
Poets are damned… but see with the eyes of angels.
- Allen Ginsberg
The worst fate of a poet is to be admired without being understood.
- Jean Cocteau
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
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