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Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.
Arthur Schopenhauer - The World as Will and Representation / 

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
Aristotle / 

Why should poetry have to make sense?
Charlie Chaplin / 

Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it.
Henry David Thoreau - Journal / 

Poesy dissolves foreign being into our own.
Novalis - Fragments / 

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
Novalis / 

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.

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Melody gives a sensible existence to poetry.
Ludwig van Beethoven / 

The poem: a prolonged hesitation between sound and sense.
Paul Valéry - Tel quel / 

Poetry, it's one of the most pretty nicknames we give to life.
Jacques Prévert / 

Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen.
Leonardo da Vinci / 

Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen.

Love is the poetry of the senses.
Honore de Balzac / 

Poetry is the universal art of the spirit which has become free in itself and which is not tied down for its realization to external sensuous material; instead, it launches out exclusively in the inner space and the inner time of ideas and feelings.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

We must be clear that when it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry.
Niels Bohr

The poet consecrates himself to and consumes himself in the task of defining and constructing a language within the language.
Paul Valéry / 

For it is not metres, but a metre-making argument that makes a poem.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poetry teaches the enormous force of a few words, and, in proportion to the inspiration, checks loquacity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It does not need that a poem should be long. Every word was once a poem.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.
Ralph Waldo Emerson - Nature / 

Poetry is indispensable — if I only knew what for.
Jean Cocteau / 

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

There are dreams that are pure poems.
Carl Gustav Jung / 

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

Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.
Virginia Woolf

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

Personality is everything in art and poetry.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
Paul Valéry

One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.

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

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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