I'll publish, right or wrong: Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.
1809 English Bards and Scotch Reviewers, l.5-6.
I'll publish right or wrong: Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.lord byron
Mark! where his carnage and his conquests cease! He makes a solitude, and calls it peace!lord byron
Hark! to the hurried question of despair: "Where is my child?" an echo answers, "Where?"lord byron
Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.Edmund Burke
I think that were beginning to remember that the first poets didn't come out of a classroom, that poetry began when somebody walked off of a savanna or out of a cave and looked up at the sky with wonder and said, "Ahhh." That was the first poem.
The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom.robert frost
If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the Inquisition might have let him alone.thomas hardy
All that is worth remembering in life, is the poetry of it.william hazlitt
Novels are about other people and poems are about yourselfphilip larkin
As civilization advances, poetry almost necessarily declines.
Poetic Justice, with her lifted scale, Where, in nice balance, truth with gold she weighs, And solid pudding against empty praise.Alexander Pope
The elegancy, facility, and golden cadence of poesy.william shakespeare
We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.William Butler Yeats
For it is not metres, but a metre-making argument that makes a poem.ralph waldo emerson
These are the gloomy comparisons of a disturbed imagination; the melancholy madness of poetry, without the inspiration.junius
A drainless shower Of light is poesy: 'tis the supreme of power; 'Tis might half slumbering on its own right arm.john keats
The varying verse, the full resounding line, The long majestic march, and energy divine.Alexander Pope
I consider poetry very subordinate to moral and political science.Percy Bysshe Shelley
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.Plato