Quotes for: poetry
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
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Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen.
The poet consecrates himself to and consumes himself in the task of defining and constructing a language within the language.
Poetry teaches the enormous force of a few words, and, in proportion to the inspiration, checks loquacity.
Such is the role of poetry. It unveils, in the strict sense of the word. It lays bare, under a light which shakes off torpor, the surprising things which surround us and which our senses record mechanically.
I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.
The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
Poetry is one of the destinies of speech... One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language.
The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.
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