"Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind."
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"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."
"Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions."
"Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance."
"Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits."
"Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the sky."
"I have written some poetry that I don't understand myself."
"A poet is born not made."
"Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world."
"All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal, or fattening."
"A young man of pleasure is a man of pains."
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