The poet's job is to put into words those feelings we all have that are so deep, so important, and yet so difficult to name, to tell the truth in such a beautiful way, that people cannot live without it.
- Jane Kenyon
I don't create poetry, I create myself, for me my poems are a way to me.
- Edith Södergran
No poet can know what his poem is going to be like until he has written it.
- W. H. Auden
Poets create gods, philosophers destroy them.
- Marty Rubin
The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.
- Jean Cocteau
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Poets are never unemployed, just unpaid.
- Kathy Skaggs
All good poems are victories over something.
- Stephen Dunn
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
- T. S. Eliot
A few moments in a poet’s company teach us more about the essence of art than many a lecture and books.
- Etinne Gilsun
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