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Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.
Arthur Schopenhauer - The World as Will and RepresentationTranslations available
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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
AristotleTranslations available
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Why should poetry have to make sense?
Charlie ChaplinTranslations available
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Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it.
Henry David Thoreau - JournalTranslations available
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Poesy dissolves foreign being into our own.
Novalis - FragmentsTranslations available
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Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
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Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.

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The poem: a prolonged hesitation between sound and sense.
Paul Valéry - Tel quelTranslations available
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Poetry, it's one of the most pretty nicknames we give to life.
Jacques PrévertTranslations available
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Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen.
Leonardo da VinciTranslations available
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Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen.

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Love is the poetry of the senses.
Honore de BalzacTranslations available
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We must be clear that when it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry.
Niels Bohr
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The poet consecrates himself to and consumes himself in the task of defining and constructing a language within the language.
Paul ValéryTranslations available
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For it is not metres, but a metre-making argument that makes a poem.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Poetry teaches the enormous force of a few words, and, in proportion to the inspiration, checks loquacity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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It does not need that a poem should be long. Every word was once a poem.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realise.
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
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Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.
Ralph Waldo Emerson - NatureTranslations available
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Poetry is indispensable — if I only knew what for.
Jean CocteauTranslations available
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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.
Jean Cocteau
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There are dreams that are pure poems.
Carl Gustav JungTranslations available
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I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.
Henry David Thoreau
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Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.
Virginia Woolf
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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.
Bertrand Russell
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Personality is everything in art and poetry.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
Paul Valéry
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One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.
Voltaire
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Poetry is one of the destinies of speech... One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language.
Gaston Bachelard
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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.
Charles Baudelaire
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All one's inventions are true, you can be sure of that. Poetry is as exact a science as geometry.
Gustave Flaubert
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Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
Victor Hugo
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