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" According to its doctors, my one intransigent desire is to have been a Confederate general, and because I could not or would not become anything else, I set up for poet and beg an to invent fictions about the personal ambitions that my society has no use for. "
" According to them, the poet is confined to the provinces with his mouth broken on his own syllabic trapeze. "
" A great actor is independent of the poet, because the supreme essence of feeling does not reside in prose or in verse, but in the accent with which it is delivered. "
" A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation. "
Ludwig van Beethoven
" All a poet can do today is warn. "
" Allen Ginsberg is a tremendous warrior as time goes by. He's a warrior first and a poet second. "
" All that I am is me. So I'm not really a poet or a writer or an actor or an activist; I'm me, and these are things that I do. "
" Always be a poet, even in prose. "
" A man is a poet if difficulties inherent in his art provide him with ideas; he is not a poet if they deprive him of ideas. "
" A man may be variously accomplished, and yet be a feeble poet. "
George Henry Lewes
" A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. "
" An actor is at most a poet and at least an entertainer. "
" And muse on Nature with a poet's eye. "
" And there are a lot more people reading poetry, but there are not so many people reading an individual poet. "
" A novelist, poet and playwright who writes equally well in Shona and English, Charles Mungoshi is Zimbabwe's finest and most versatile writer. His life project has been to interrogate the notion of family. "
" Anybody in the next centuries wanting to know what it was like to be a poet in the middle of the 20th century should read Kaddish. "
" Anybody who instantly goes from being a poet and a graduate student to being a public figure has to be in a state of shock. First people want to praise you, and then they want to attack you. No one can prepare you for it. "
" Any great warrior is also a scholar, and a poet, and an artist. "
" Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher's the poet's equal there. "
Emile M. Cioran
" Any poet, if he is to survive beyond his 25th year, must alter; he must seek new literary influences; he will have different emotions to express. "
T. S. Eliot
" A paranoiac like a poet, is born, not made. "
" A poet can survive everything but a misprint. "
" A poet can write about a man slaying a dragon, but not about a man pushing a button that releases a bomb. "
W. H. Auden
" A poet clings to his own tradition and avoids internationalism. "
" A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke. "
" A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times. "
" A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star and climbs it while playing a violin. "
Edmond de Goncourt
" A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects. "
W. H. Auden
" A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language. "
W. H. Auden
" A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning. "
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