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
Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows.
- Edmund Burke
I don't create poetry, I create myself, for me my poems are a way to me.
- Edith Södergran
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Poets are never unemployed, just unpaid.
- Kathy Skaggs
A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko
I wanted to write the most beautiful poem but that is impossible; the world has written its own.
- Dejan Stojanović
Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content.
- Alfred De Musset
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
- W. H. Auden
When a poet speaks to his own people, the voices of all other poets of other languages who have influenced him are speaking also.
- T. S. Eliot
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