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“Poets are born, not made”
“Trust me, no tortures which the poets feign, can match the fierce, the unutterable pain, he feels, who night and day, devoid of rest, carries his own accuser in his breast”
“Next to being a great poet, is the power of understanding one”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“The Irish - Be they kings, or poets, or farmers, They're a people of great worth, They keep company with the angels, And bring a bit of heaven here to earth”
“Poets, like whores, are only hated by each other”
“The poets did well to conjoin music and medicine, because the office of medicine is but to tune the curious harp of man's body.”
Francis Bacon Sr.
“A poet can write about a man slaying a dragon, but not about a man pushing a button that releases a bomb”
W. H. Auden
“The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets”
“When a poet's mind is perfectly equipped for its work, it is constantly amalgamating disparate experiences.”
“From my thirteenth year on, it was clear to me that I wanted to be a poet or nothing at all.”
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