— Titian Italian painter 1477 - 1576
As quoted in A Dictionary of Art and Artists (1959) by Peter Murray and Linda Murray, p. 321.
„Two girls discover
the secret of life
in a sudden line of
poetry. I who don't know the
— Denise Levertov, Poems, 1960-1967
Context: Two girls discover the secret of life in a sudden line of poetry. I who don't know the secret wrote the line.
— Maya Angelou American author and poet 1928 - 2014
„Last came Anarchy: he rode
On a white horse, splashed with blood;
He was pale even to the lips,
Like Death in the Apocalypse.“
— Percy Bysshe Shelley English Romantic poet 1792 - 1822
„Perhaps you don’t desire poetry as much as you would like to have my torchy knowledge of your possible futures, but I dare say poetry will do you far more good. For knowing the future only makes you timid and complacent by turns, while poetry can shape you into the kind of souls who can face any future with boldness and wisdom and nobility, so that you need not know the future at all, so that any future will be an opportunity for greatness, if you have greatness in you.“
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
— Edward Hirsch 1950
'Five points' vol 4 no 2 Georgia State University Press Winter 2000
— Sylvia Plath, Ariel
— Lisa Wingate
„The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to advertising copy.“
— Louis Kronenberger American critic and writer 1904 - 1980
"The Spirit of the Age", p. 18.
— Wendell Berry author 1934
"The Responsibility of the Poet".
— Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016