A poet is not an apostle; he drives out devils only by the power of the devil.
- Søren Kierkegaard
A few moments in a poet’s company teach us more about the essence of art than many a lecture and books.
- Etinne Gilsun
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
Always be a poet, even in prose.
- Charles Baudelaire
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
The poet is much more the one who inspires, than the one who is inspired.
- Paul Éluard
He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.
- George Sand
The poet never asks for admiration; he wants to be believed.
- Jean Cocteau
Each man carries within him the soul of a poet who died young.
- Antoine De Saint Exupéry
Poets are shameless with their experiences: they exploit them.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
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