[Vathek] has, in parts, been called, but to some judgments, never is, dull: it is certainly in parts, grotesque, extravagant and even nasty. But Beckford could plead sufficient "local colour" for it, and a contrast, again almost Shakespearean, between the flickering farce atrocities of the beginning and the sombre magnificence of the end. Beckford's claims, in fact, rest on the half-score or even half-dozen pages towards the end: but these pages are hard to parallel in the later literature of prose fiction.
Elizabeth Hand is one of American literature's finest Prose poets of the fantastic. Her novels are powerfully lyrical, suffused with visionary agony and dreamlike eroticism; in her hands, myth reattains the nightmare energy of its origins, staining the present and the future with atavistic hues of blood.elizabeth hand
As we go star-stilled in the mystic garden,All the Prose of this life run there to rhyme,How eagerly then will the poor heart pardonAll of these hurts of Time!Ah, yes, in that hour of our souls dream-driven,In that high, white hour, O my wild sea-bride,The tears and the years will be all forgiven, ...And all be justified.edwin markham
Wilde was not a great poet nor a consummate Prose writer. He was a very astute Irishman who encompassed in epigrams an esthetic credo which others before him scattered in the space of long pages. He was an enfant terrible .jorge luis borges
Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement... says heaven and earth in one word... speaks of himself and his predicament as though for the first time. It has the virtue of being able to say twice as much as Prose in half the time, and the drawback, if you do not give it your full attention, of seeming to say half as much in twice the time.christopher fry
Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry: on the other hand, poetry sinks and swoons under a moderate weight of Prose.walter savage landor
Prose is when all the lines except the last go on to the end. Poetry is when some of them fall short of it.jeremy bentham
Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.ernest hemingway
: Madam, do you pin up your hair with all your letters? : Only with those in verse, Mr Witwoud. I never pin up my hair with Prose.william congreve
Commitment seems to live more in the poetry of our aspirations than in the Prose of the realities we have created.
And this unpolished rugged verse I chose As fittest for discourse and nearest Prose.john dryden
In Prose, the worst thing one can do with words is surrender to them.
The poet gives us his essence, but Prose takes the mould of the body and mind entire.(Adeline) Virginia ne e Stephen Woolf
"Man axalotl here below but I ask very little. Some fragments of Pamphylides, a Choctaw blood-mask, the Prose of Scaliger the Elder, a painting by Fuseli, an occasional visit to the all-in wrestling, or to my meretrix; a cook who can produce a passable 'poulet à la Khmer,' a Pong vase. Simple tastes, you will agree, and it is my simple habit to indulge them!"cyril connolly
At present I'm re-reading Traherne's Centuries of Meditations which I think almost the most beautiful book (in Prose, I mean, excluding poets) in English.thomas traherne
What is wonderful about a university like LSE is that you not only receive teaching of very high quality, you also learn where to find the knowledge you are seeking. And you make unexpected discoveries;it was a Marxist professor who introduced me to the work of Cardinal Newman, a great master of English Prose as well as theology.pierre trudeau
Poetry is not the proper antithesis to Prose, but to science. Poetry is opposed to science, and Prose to metre. The proper and immediate object of science is the acquirement, or communication, of truth; the proper and immediate object of poetry is the communication of immediate pleasure.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
For all that has been said of the love that certain natures (on shore) have professed to feel for it, for all the celebrations it had been the object of in Prose and song, the sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.joseph conrad
All words at every level of Prose and poetry and all devices of language and speech derive their meaning from figure / ground relation.Marshall McLuhan
To overcome the academic Prose you have first to overcome the academic pose.
As it is generally seen, blank verse seems to be only a laborious and doubtful struggle to escape from the fangs of Prose. [...] if it ever ventures to relax into simple and natural phraseology, it instantly becomes tame and the prey of its pursuer.
I could define poetry this way: it is that which is lost out of both Prose and verse in translation.robert frost
One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than Prose.voltaire
Exercises are like Prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements. Once you understand the grammar of yoga; you can write your poetry of movements.
There cannot be any politics of resistance , aesthetics of emancipation , or Prose and poetry of agential autonomy in history for people around the world nothing except a Starbucks Coffee version of the so-called “Western classics” to go and save them.