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“Money is everywhere but so is poetry. What we lack are the poets.”
“It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully”
“Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.”
Francis Bacon Sr.
“At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.”
“We all know here that the law is the most powerful of schools for the imagination. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.”
“A poet is a bird of unearthly excellence, who escapes from his celestial realm arrives in this world warbling. If we do not cherish him, he spreads his wings and flies back into his homeland.”
“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.”
“A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.”
“The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things.”
Leonardo da Vinci
“Only the poet can look beyond the detail and see the whole picture.”
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