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“A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.”
“Only the poet can look beyond the detail and see the whole picture.”
“It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully”
“Money is everywhere but so is poetry. What we lack are the poets.”
“A poet who has not produced a good poem before he is twenty-five, we may conclude cannot, and never will do so.”
“Poets have said that the reason to have children is to give yourself immortality. Immortality? Now that I have five children, my only hope is that they are all out of the house before I die.”
“We all write poems; it is simply that the poets are the ones who write in words”
“Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.”
Francis Bacon Sr.
“Verse is not written, it is bled; Out of the poet's abstract head. Words drip the poem on the page; Out of his grief, delight and rage.”
“The poet and the politician have this in common: their greatness depends on the courage with which they face the challenges of life”
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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