"Poets wish to profit or to please."
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"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."
"Inside every man there is a poet who died young."
"Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive."
"The eye is the notebook of the poet."
"Perhaps no person can be a poet, or can even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind."
"Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind."
"Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal."
"Poets are born, not paid."
"It is easier to write an indifferent poem than to understand a good one."
"The courage of the poets is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness."
"The blood jet is poetry and there is no stopping it."
"Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history."
"With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion."
"A beautiful line of verse has twelve feet, and two wings."
"Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems."
"The office of poetry is not to make us think accurately, but feel truly."
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