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... but we want to be the poets of our life—first of all in the smallest, most everyday matters.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - The Joyful Science
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To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Always be a poet, even in prose.”
Charles Baudelaire
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There are two classes of poets — the poets by education and practice, these we respect; and poets by nature, these we love.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The worst fate of a poet is to be admired without being understood.”
Jean Cocteau
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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 Valéry
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Sunshine cannot bleach the snow,
Nor time unmake what poets know.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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I say one must be a seer, make oneself a seer. The poet makes himself a seer by an immense, long, deliberate derangement of all the senses.”
Arthur Rimbaud
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The poet never asks for admiration; he wants to be believed.”
Jean Cocteau
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Poets don’t draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.”
Jean Cocteau
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Take a commonplace, clean it and polish it, light it so that it produces the same effect of youth and freshness and originality and spontaneity as it did originally, and you have done a poet’s job. The rest is literature.”
Jean Cocteau
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