„Painting is silent poetry, and poetry painting that speaks.“
… zographian poiesin sioposan prosagoreuei, ten de poiesin zographian lalousan.
— Simónides de Ceos, Quoted by Plutarch, De gloria Atheniensium 3.346f http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A2008.01.0234%3Astephpage%3D346f. Variant translations: Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech. Painting is silent poetry, poetry is eloquent painting. See also: Ut pictura poesis
— Frida Kahlo Mexican painter 1907 - 1954
— H.P. Lovecraft American author 1890 - 1937
„I'm not against sentimentality. I think you need it. I mean, I don't think you get a true picture of people without it in writing... It's a kind of poetry, it's an emotional poetry, and, to bring it back to the literary scene, I don't think anything is true that doesn't have it, that doesn't have poetry in it.“
— Nelson Algren American novelist, short story writer 1909 - 1981
— Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973
Quoted in: Peter Erskine, Rick Mattingly (1998), Drum Perspective, p. 73. Alternative forms: "At eight, I was Raphael", he used to say. "It took me a whole lifetime to paint like a child" From Picasso, my grandfather, Marina Picasso (2001).
— Mark Rothko American painter 1903 - 1970
As quoted in 'Mark Rothko', Dorothy Seiberling in LIFE magazine (16 November 1959), p. 82
„Poetry is as necessary to comprehension as science. It is as impossible to live without reverence as it is without joy.“
— Henry Beston, The Outermost House: A Year of Life On The Great Beach of Cape Cod
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow American poet 1807 - 1882