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Quotes for: Poet

Quotes for: Poet

... 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 / 

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 - Essays / 

Always be a poet, even in prose.
Charles Baudelaire / 

Always be a poet, even in prose.

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

The worst fate of a poet is to be admired without being understood.
Jean Cocteau / 

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

Sunshine cannot bleach the snow,
Nor time unmake what poets know.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 / 

The poet never asks for admiration; he wants to be believed.
Jean Cocteau

Poets don’t draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.
Jean Cocteau / 

The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.
Jean Cocteau - Le Coq et l’Arlequin

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 / 

Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, but an indispensable experience, which entitles them to mistake it for a universal one.
Hannah Arendt

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