„Sandburg is unreadable today only because of the way he wrote. His prose was bad poetry, like his poetry.“

'On American Movie Critics' (New York Times Book Review, June 4, 2006)
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„Our poetry in the eighteenth century was prose; our prose in the seventeenth, poetry.“

—  David Hare British writer 1947

Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare Guesses at Truth (London: Macmillan, ([1827-48] 1867) p. 143.

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„Good prose is written only face to face with poetry.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

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„Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking.“

—  John Wain British writer 1925 - 1994

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„Only in his poetry did he have the courage to love.“

—  Peter Weiss Swedish-German playwright and author 1916 - 1982

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„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

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„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.

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„Poetry must be as well written as prose.“

—  Ezra Pound American Imagist poet and critic 1885 - 1972

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„You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.“

—  Mario Cuomo American politician, Governor of New York 1932 - 2015

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„Prose — it might be speculated — is discourse; poetry ellipsis.“

—  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.

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„Prose is private drama; poetry is corporate drama.“

—  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

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„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,

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