quotes on poetry

Mathematics and Poetry are… the utterance of the same power of imagination, only that in the one case it is addressed to the head, in the other, to the heart.  ~Thomas Hill

A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.  ~Wallace Stevens,Opus Posthumous, 1957

To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.  ~Robert Frost

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.  ~Jean Cocteau

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.  ~Rita Dove

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.  ~Dennis Gabor

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