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“A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.”
Ludwig van Beethoven
“The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets”
“From my thirteenth year on, it was clear to me that I wanted to be a poet or nothing at all.”
“If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things made matter very little -- somebody who is obsessed by Making.”
E. E. Cummings
“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.”
“Poets are born, not made”
“The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible.”
“The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal”
“Poets, like whores, are only hated by each other”
“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the human heart can hold.”
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