Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
- T. S. Eliot
Heaven deliver us, what's a poet? Something that can't go to bed without making a song about it.
- Dorothy L. Sayers
The poet is much more the one who inspires, than the one who is inspired.
- Paul Éluard
A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star and climbs it while playing a violin.
- Edmond De Goncourt
The poet never asks for admiration; he wants to be believed.
- Jean Cocteau
It’s not easy to write a poem about a poem.
- Dejan Stojanović
I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests.
- Pablo Neruda
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
- W. H. Auden
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
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