"The poet speaks to all men of that other life of theirs that they have smothered and forgotten."
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"Poetry is an art, the easiest to dabble in, but the hardest to reach true excellence."
"The poet is the priest of the invisible."
"No one ever was a great poet, that applied himself much to anything else."
"Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it."
"Poetry doesn't belong to those who write it, but to those who need it."
"A poem is never finished, only abandoned."
"It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music."
"Verses which do not teach men new and moving truths do not deserve to be read."
"This poem will never reach its destination. [On Rousseau's Ode To Posterity]"
"A poet can survive anything but a misprint."
"The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the mold of the body and mind."
"The man is either mad, or he is making verses."
"No poems can please for long or live that are written by water-drinkers."
"Every old poem is sacred."
"Poets wish to profit or to please."
"No verse can give pleasure for long, nor last, that is written by drinkers of water."
"A person born with an instinct for poverty."
"A good poet's made as well as born."
"You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you."
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