"Poetry must be as new as foam and as old as the rock."
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"Poetry is a mere drug, Sir."
"A mighty good sausage stuffer was spoiled when the man became a poet."
"Poetry is at least an elegance and at most a revelation."
"Of all great poems, love is the absolute and essential foundation."
"All one's inventions are true, you can be sure of that. Poetry is as exact a science as geometry."
"We all write poems. It is simply that poets are the ones who write in words."
"Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat."
"I would as soon write free verse as play tennis with the net down."
"A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom."
"Poetry is what is lost in translation."
"Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down."
"I don't know a better preparation for life than a love of poetry and a good digestion."
"If there's no money in poetry, neither is there poetry in money."
"The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose; the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry."
"Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature."
"The essence of poetry is will and passion."
"Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure."
"Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it."
"If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it?"
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