— David Hare British writer 1947
Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare Guesses at Truth (London: Macmillan, ([1827-48] 1867) p. 143.
— Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900
The Gay Science (1882)
— Peter Weiss Swedish-German playwright and author 1916 - 1982
Dante (written 1963, published 2003)
„He who writes poetry is not a poet. He whose poetry has become his life, and who has made his life his poetry — it is he who is a poet.“
— Subramanya Bharathi Tamil poet 1882 - 1921
English translation originally from "Subramaniya Bharathi" at Tamilnation.org, also quoted in "Colliding worlds of tradition and revolution" in The Hindu (13 December 2009) http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-sundaymagazine/colliding-worlds-of-tradition-and-revolution/article662079.ece
Original: (ta) கவிதை எழுதுபவன் கவியன்று. கவிதையே வாழ்க்கையாக உடையோன், வாழ்க்கையே கவிதையாகச் செய்தோன், அவனே கவி
„Shakespeare wrote better poetry for not knowing too much; Milton, I think, knew too much finally for the good of his poetry.“
— Alfred North Whitehead English mathematician and philosopher 1861 - 1947
Fonte: Attributed from posthumous publications, Ch. 43, November 11, 1947.
— Michael Longley poet 1939
'Poetry Ireland Review' Summer 1999
„Meredith is a prose Browning, and so is Browning. He used poetry as a medium for writing in prose.“
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
The Critic as Artist (1891), Part I
— Helen Garner, livro Cosmo Cosmolino
Cosmo Cosmolino (1992)
— Joyce Carol Oates American author 1938
"'Soul at the White Heat': The Romance of Emily Dickinson’s Poetry," (Woman) Writer: Occasions and Opportunities (1988)<!-- E.P. Dutton -->
Contexto: Prose — it might be speculated — is discourse; poetry ellipsis. Prose is spoken aloud; poetry overheard. The one is presumably articulate and social, a shared language, the voice of "communication"; the other is private, allusive, teasing, sly, idiosyncratic as the spider’s delicate web, a kind of witchcraft unfathomable to ordinary minds.
— Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar-- a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communicatio… 1911 - 1980
Fonte: 1990s and beyond, p. 275
„Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements. Once you understand the grammar of yoga; you can write your poetry of movements.“
— Amit Ray Indian author 1960
Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Lifestyle (2012) https://books.google.co.in/books?id=sBsG9V1oVdMC,
„Poetry is I say essentially a vocabulary just as prose is essentially not. And what is the vocabulary of which poetry absolutely is. It is a vocabulary based on the noun as prose is essentially and determinately and vigorously not based on the noun. Poetry is concerned with using with abusing, with losing with wanting with denying with avoiding with adoring with replacing the noun. It is doing that always doing that, doing that doing nothing but that. Poetry is doing nothing but using losing refusing and pleasing and betraying and caressing nouns. That is what poetry does, that is what poetry has to do no matter what kind of poetry it is. And there are a great many kinds of poetry. So that is poetry really loving the name of anything and that is not prose.“
— Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946
"Poetry and Grammar"
Lectures in America (1935)