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Poetry Books Quotes By Adrienne Rich

Was it worth while to lay
with infinite exertion
a roof I can't live under?
- All those blueprints,
closings of gaps,
measurings, calculations?
A life I didn't choose
chose me: even
my tools are the wrong ones
for what I have to do.
I'm naked, ignorant,
a naked man fleeing
across the roofs
who could with a shade of difference
be sitting in the lamplight
against the cream wallpaper
reading - not with indifference
about a naked man
fleeing across the roofs. — Adrienne Rich

Poetry Books Quotes By Ogden Nash

I could not eat a kangaroo. But many fine Australians do. Those with cookbooks as well as boomerangs Prefer him in tasty kangaroo-meringues. — Ogden Nash

Poetry Books Quotes By Peter Coyote

One of the most treasured books that I own is Donald Allen's 'The New American Poetry, 1945-1960.' It was a totem of great importance and potency to my group of writer friends in college from 1960 to 1964. — Peter Coyote

Poetry Books Quotes By Billy Collins

I see all of us reading ourselves away from ourselves,
straining in circles of light to find more light
until the line of words becomes a trail of crumbs
that we follow across a page of fresh snow — Billy Collins

Poetry Books Quotes By Jenim Dibie

The sun loved me again when it saw that the stars would not abandon me. — Jenim Dibie

Poetry Books Quotes By J.D. Salinger

Answer Professor Mandell's letter when you get a chance and the patience. Ask him not to send me any more poetry books. I already have enough for 1 year anyway. I am quite sick of it anyway. A man walks along the beach and unfortunately gets hit in the head by a cocoanut. His head unfortunately cracks open in two halves. Then his wife comes along the beach singing a song and sees the 2 halves and recognizes them and cries heart breakingly. That is exactly where I am tired of poetry. Supposing the lady just picks up the 2 halves and shouts into them very angrily "Stop that!" Do not mention this when you answer his letter, however. It is quite controversial and Mrs. Mandell is a poet besides. — J.D. Salinger

Poetry Books Quotes By Nichole McElhaney

I adore forgotten words, long lost folk tales, and books with pages soft and crumbling. I am a collector of scents and memories. The things that others bury are the things I hold most dear. — Nichole McElhaney

Poetry Books Quotes By Arthur Schopenhauer

This consists in not taking a book into one's hand merely because it is interesting the great public at the time - such as political or religious pamphlets, novels, poetry, and the like, which make a noise and reach perhaps several editions in their first and last years of existence. Remember rather that the man who writes for fools always finds a large public: and only read for a limited and definite time exclusively the works of great minds, those who surpass other men of all times and countries, and whom the voice of fame points to as such. These alone really educate and instruct.

One can never read too little of bad, or too much of good books: bad books are intellectual poison; they destroy the mind — Arthur Schopenhauer

Poetry Books Quotes By Pat Conroy

Here's what I want from a book, what I demand, what I pray for when I take up a novel and begin to read the first sentence: I want everything and nothing less, the full measure of a writer's heart. I want a novel so poetic that I do not have to turn to the standby anthologies of poetry to satisfy that itch for music, for perfection and economy of phrasing, for exactness of tone. Then, too, I want a book so filled with story and character that I read page after page without thinking of food or drink because a writer has possessed me, crazed with an unappeasable thirst to know what happens next. — Pat Conroy

Poetry Books Quotes By Dejan Stojanovic

The deeper thought is, the taller it becomes. — Dejan Stojanovic

Poetry Books Quotes By Walt Whitman

This is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best.
Night, sleep, and the stars. — Walt Whitman

Poetry Books Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate
And though I oft have passed them by
A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon, East of the Sun. — J.R.R. Tolkien

Poetry Books Quotes By Louise Gluck

The books [poetry collections] may not sell, but neither are they given away or thrown away. They tend, more than other books, to fall apart in their owners' hands. Not I suppose good news in a culture and economy built on obsolescence. But for a book to be loved this way and turned to this way for consolation and intense renewable excitement seems to me a marvel. — Louise Gluck

Poetry Books Quotes By Dejan Stojanovic

A smiling lie is a whirlwind, easy to enter, but hard to escape. — Dejan Stojanovic

Poetry Books Quotes By Brian Jacques

So here is my story, may it bring
Some smiles and a tear or so,
It happened once upon a time,
Far away, and long ago,
Outside the night wind keens and wails,
Come listen to me, the Teller of Tales! — Brian Jacques

Poetry Books Quotes By Ray Bradbury

Read poetry every day of your life. Poetry is good because it flexes muscles you don't use often enough. Poetry expands the senses and keeps them in prime condition. It keeps you aware of your nose, your eye, your ear, your tongue, your hand.
And, above all, poetry is compacted metaphor or simile. Such metaphors, like Japanese paper flowers, may expand outward into gigantic shapes. Ideas lie everywhere through the poetry books, yet how rarely have I heard short story teachers recommending them for browsing.
What poetry? Any poetry that makes your hair stand up along your arms. Don't force yourself too hard. Take it easy. Over the years you may catch up to, move even with, and pass T. S. Eliot on your way to other pastures. You say you don't understand Dylan Thomas? Yes, but your ganglion does, and your secret wits, and all your unborn children. Read him, as you can read a horse with your eyes, set free and charging over an endless green meadow on a windy day. — Ray Bradbury

Poetry Books Quotes By Karen Andreola

The habit of grown-ups reading living books and retaining the power to digest them will be lost if we refuse to give a little time for Mother Culture. A wise mother, an admired mother and wife, when asked how, with her weak physical health and many demands on her time, she managed to read so much said, "Besides my Bible, I always keep three books going that are just for me - a stiff book, a moderately easy book, and a novel or one of poetry. I always take up the one I feel fit for. That is the secret: always have something 'going' to grow by. — Karen Andreola

Poetry Books Quotes By Nora Roberts

Love's not some amorphous concept created for books and poetry and not attainable. It's real and vital, and it's necessary. Damn it. — Nora Roberts

Poetry Books Quotes By Dejan Stojanovic

There are countless circles of hell; believers never penetrate the ninth circle. — Dejan Stojanovic

Poetry Books Quotes By Dejan Stojanovic

Do not look too far for you will see nothing. — Dejan Stojanovic

Poetry Books Quotes By Edward Hirsch

I grew up in a middle-class house without books, without art. No one around me wrote poetry or even read it. — Edward Hirsch

Poetry Books Quotes By R'chelle Cyrus

Cry out in the wilderness with a voice that's not heard. Speak boldly in Christ though you won't say a word. — R'chelle Cyrus

Poetry Books Quotes By Ilana C. Myer

She read books of poetry, though they had lately begun to stoke her fury. It was all very well for these poets, who wandered off to have adventures and then could string them to words, to music. Anything she might write would be formless, a creature of rage and stormcloud. No music there. — Ilana C. Myer

Poetry Books Quotes By Dejan Stojanovic

The game itself is bigger than the winning. — Dejan Stojanovic

Poetry Books Quotes By Criss Jami

Old words are reborn with new faces. — Criss Jami

Poetry Books Quotes By Neil Gaiman

Writing fiction is not a profession that leaves one well-disposed toward reading fiction. One starts out loving books and stories, and then one becomes jaded and increasingly hard to please. I read less and less fiction these days, finding the buzz and the joy I used to get from fiction in ever stranger works of non-fiction, or poetry. — Neil Gaiman

Poetry Books Quotes By Joyce Rachelle

She was a poetry book with the wrong dust jacket, shelved in the Reference section. — Joyce Rachelle

Poetry Books Quotes By Paul Quarrington

I had another reason for seeking Him, for trying to espy His face, a professional one. God and literature are conflated in my mind. Why this is, I'm not sure. Perhaps because great books seem heavensent. Perhaps because I know that each nove is a puny but very valiant attempt at godlike behavior. Perhaps because there is no difference between the finest poetry and most transcendent mysticism. Perhaps because writers like Thomas Merton, who are able to enter the realm of the spirit and come away with fine, lucid prose. Perhaps because of more secular writers, like John Steinbeck, whose every passage, it seems to me, peals with religiousity and faith. It once occured to me that literature - all art really - is either talking to people about God, or talking to God about people. — Paul Quarrington

Poetry Books Quotes By Augustine Of Hippo

What madness, to love a man as something more than human! I lived in a fever, convulsed with tears and sighs that allowed me neither rest nor peace of mind. My soul was a burden, bruised and bleeding. It was tired of the man who carried it, but I found no place to set it down to rest. Neither the charm of the countryside nor the sweet scents of a garden could soothe it. It found no peace in song or laughter, none in the company of friends at table or in the pleasures of love, none even in books or poetry. Everything that was not what my friend had been was dull and distasteful. I had heart only for sighs and tears, for in them alone I found some shred of consolation. — Augustine Of Hippo

Poetry Books Quotes By Dejan Stojanovic

He thought others were small; that was his greatness. — Dejan Stojanovic

Poetry Books Quotes By Dejan Stojanovic

We like to admit to only that which already glows, although it is nobler to support brightness before it glows, not afterwards. — Dejan Stojanovic

Poetry Books Quotes By Paul Kalanithi

After I was caught returning at dawn from one such late-night escapade, my worried mother thoroughly interrogated me regarding every drug teenagers take, never suspecting that the most intoxicating thing I'd experienced, by far, was the volume of romantic poetry she'd handed me the previous week. Books became my closest confidants, finely ground lenses providing new views of the world. — Paul Kalanithi

Poetry Books Quotes By Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Don't patronize the chain bookstores. Every time I see some author scheduled to read and sign his books at a chain bookstore, I feel like telling him he's stabbing the independent bookstores in the back. — Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Poetry Books Quotes By George Murray

Even the people who have had success and made money writing these books of fiction seem to feel the need to pretend it's no big deal, or part of a natural progression from poetry to fiction, but often it's really just about the money, the perceived prestige. — George Murray

Poetry Books Quotes By Dejan Stojanovic

If what we think of ourselves were true, the planet would overflow with geniuses. — Dejan Stojanovic

Poetry Books Quotes By Dejan Stojanovic

After Homer and Dante, is a whole century of creating worth one Shakespeare? — Dejan Stojanovic

Poetry Books Quotes By Walt Whitman

Stop this day and night with me and you shall possess the origin of all poems,
You shall possess the good of the earth and sun ... there are millions of suns left,
You shall no longer take things at second or third hand ... nor look through the eyes of the dead ... nor feed on the spectres in books,
You shall not look through my eyes either, nor take things from me,
You shall listen to all sides and filter them from yourself. — Walt Whitman

Poetry Books Quotes By R.M. Engelhardt

If poetry is what you live for then do it write. — R.M. Engelhardt

Poetry Books Quotes By Andrew Smith

It was warm, and outside the sound of insects in the night was electric.
The music sounded better than anything I'd ever heard.
I had never been so happy in my life.
I played with the little silver medal against my bare chest.
I wrote poetry while we sat there like that in the dark and talked about our favorite poems and books and laughed and smoked. — Andrew Smith

Poetry Books Quotes By Cassandra Clare

No," Tessa said. "You are a person just like me." His eyes searched her face, mystified; she held his hand tighter, lacing her fingers with his. "Don't you see, Will? You're a person like me. You are like me. You say the things I think but never say out loud. You read the books I read. You love the poetry I love. You make me laugh with your ridiculous songs and the way you see the truth of everything. I feel like you can look inside me and see all the places I am odd or unusual and fit your heart around them, for you are odd and unusual in just the same way." With the hand that was not holding his, she touched his cheek, lightly. "We are the same. — Cassandra Clare

Poetry Books Quotes By Augustine Of Hippo

How stupid man is to be unable to restrain feelings in suffering the human lot! That was my state at that time. So I boiled with anger, sighed, wept, and was at my wits' end. I found no calmness, no capacity for deliberation. I carried my lacerated and bloody soul when it was unwilling to be carried by me. I found no place where I could put it down. There was no rest in pleasant groves, nor in games or songs, nor in sweet-scented places, nor in exquisite feasts, nor in the pleasures of the bedroom and bed, nor, finally, in books and poetry. — Augustine Of Hippo

Poetry Books Quotes By Dejan Stojanovic

Beyond all vanities, fights, and desires, omnipotent silence lies. — Dejan Stojanovic

Poetry Books Quotes By Dejan Stojanovic

His Highness was always confident in his statements, especially about what he viewed for the first time. — Dejan Stojanovic

Poetry Books Quotes By Dejan Stojanovic

Sound unbound by nature becomes bounded by art. — Dejan Stojanovic

Poetry Books Quotes By Raegan Butcher

I am NOT an anarchist. Never have been, never will be. Just because Crimethinc put out two of my poetry books, I am labeled everywhere as an anarchist poet. I am a poet, yes. Not an anarchist. I have no formulated political philosophy other than a general feeling of disgust for the majority of the human race. — Raegan Butcher

Poetry Books Quotes By Tao Lin

My first book was poetry, but I didn't write it first. I wrote it third. So my first two books were prose. — Tao Lin

Poetry Books Quotes By Marina Tsvetaeva

One should write only those books from whose absence one suffers. In short: the ones you want on your own desk. — Marina Tsvetaeva

Poetry Books Quotes By Bindi Irwin

I like cups of tea and reading books and poetry and old people things. — Bindi Irwin

Poetry Books Quotes By Kellie Elmore

Watch me go. Watch me. Because you said i couldn't. Because you thought I wouldn't. Go on, cry now. Cry. — Kellie Elmore

Poetry Books Quotes By Dejan Stojanovic

Don't pay attention to those who offer too much. — Dejan Stojanovic

Poetry Books Quotes By Stephen Vincent Benet

Whatever poetry that was in me was coming out in the form of constructing art books! — Stephen Vincent Benet

Poetry Books Quotes By Pablo Neruda

A book,
a book full
of human touches,
of shirts,
a book
without loneliness, with men
and tools,
a book
is victory. — Pablo Neruda

Poetry Books Quotes By Billy Collins

It is time to float on the waters of the night.
Time to wrap my arms around this book
and press it to my chest, life preserver
in a sea of unremarkable men and women,
anonymous faces on the street,
a hundred thousand unalphabetized things,
a million forgotten hours. — Billy Collins

Poetry Books Quotes By Norman MacCaig

All those authors there, most of whom of course I've never met. That's the poetry side, that's the prose side, that's the fishing and miscellaneous behind me. You get an affection for books that you've enjoyed. — Norman MacCaig

Poetry Books Quotes By Peter Davison

But for me, being an editor I've been an editor of all kinds of books being an editor of poetry has been the way in which I could give a crucial part of my time to what I love most. — Peter Davison

Poetry Books Quotes By Dean Koontz

On a small table beside his chair were other haphazardly stacked volumes by such poets as Emerson, Whitman, and Wallace Stevens, a dangerous crew to let into your head. — Dean Koontz

Poetry Books Quotes By Aberjhani

In a rich moonlit garden, flowers open beneath the eyes of entire nations terrified to acknowledge the simplicity of the beauty of peace. — Aberjhani

Poetry Books Quotes By Viggo Mortensen

On a practical level, poetry isn't something anybody has really made a great living at. I might sell some books and, once in a while, someone might pay to hear me read. — Viggo Mortensen

Poetry Books Quotes By Therone Shellman

The first type of man is a follower. He does not have the courage or will to think for himself. The second type of man is a thinker. He dictates his own reality and does think for himself. The third type of man is a student and a teacher. He is one that learns from others and life. He thinks for himself and he also teaches others the lessons he's learned from his experiences. — Therone Shellman

Poetry Books Quotes By Lauren Oliver

Alex loved books. He was the one who first introduced me to poetry. That's another reason I can't read anymore. — Lauren Oliver

Poetry Books Quotes By Therone Shellman

Be Certain:
One cannot possibly guess their way through life. As every creation is manifested with a definite purpose by our Creator, so it must be with all actions we undertake. — Therone Shellman

Poetry Books Quotes By Dejan Stojanovic

We measure everything by ourselves with almost a necessary conceit. — Dejan Stojanovic

Poetry Books Quotes By G.K. Chesterton

It is you who are unpoetical," replied the poet Syme. "If what you say of clerks is true, they can only be as prosaic as your poetry. The rare, strange thing is to hit the mark; the gross, obvious thing is to miss it. We feel it is epical when man with one wild arrow strikes a distant bird. Is it not also epical when man with one wild engine strikes a distant station? Chaos is dull; because in chaos the train might indeed go anywhere, to Baker Street or to Bagdad. But man is a magician, and his whole magic is in this, that he does say Victoria, and lo! it is Victoria. No, take your books of mere poetry and prose; let me read a time table, with tears of pride. Take your Byron, who commemorates the defeats of man; give me Bradshaw, who commemorates his victories. Give me Bradshaw, I say! — G.K. Chesterton

Poetry Books Quotes By Pearl S. Buck

The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him ... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create
so that
without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating. — Pearl S. Buck

Poetry Books Quotes By Katherine Ashenburg

Naturally, etiquette books order handwashing before as well as after meals, but the practice also appears, with a frequency that borders on obsession, in poetry. Poets found it hard to describe a banquet or even a meal without affirming that everyone washed their hands. — Katherine Ashenburg

Poetry Books Quotes By Jhene Aiko

As I got older, I really got into Tupac's poetry, his books and just learning about his life and what he was into. — Jhene Aiko

Poetry Books Quotes By Frank Iero

Publishing the lyric books, poetry or comics of other musicians I know. That's the thing I really want to break into! — Frank Iero

Poetry Books Quotes By Dejan Stojanovic

If you are good, they say you are weak. — Dejan Stojanovic

Poetry Books Quotes By Dejan Stojanovic

In the lie of truth lies the truth. — Dejan Stojanovic

Poetry Books Quotes By Jeanette Winterson

I believe in fiction and the power of stories because that way we speak in tongues. We are not silenced. All of us, when in deep trauma, find we hesitate, we stammer; there are long pauses in our speech. The thing is stuck. We get our language back through the language of others. We can turn to the poem. We can open the book. Somebody has been there for us and deep-dived the words. — Jeanette Winterson

Poetry Books Quotes By Dejan Stojanovic

Teaching others, he corrected himself. — Dejan Stojanovic

Poetry Books Quotes By James W. Sire

Well-wrought poems and works of imaginative literature can do for us what stone-cold prose can never do. They can help us grasp the full dimension of ways of life other than our own. — James W. Sire

Poetry Books Quotes By Joy Harjo

You just go where poetry is, whether it's in your heart or your mind or in books or in places where there's live poetry or recordings. — Joy Harjo

Poetry Books Quotes By Virginia Woolf

Therefore I would ask you to write all kinds of books, hesitating at no subject however trivial or however vast. By hook or by crook, I hope that you will possess yourselves of money enough to travel and to idle, to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter at street corners and let the line of thought dip deep into the stream. For I am by no means confining you to fiction. If you would please me - and there are thousands like me - you would write books of travel and adventure, and research and scholarship, and history and biography, and criticism and philosophy and science. By so doing you will certainly profit the art of fiction. For books have a way of influencing each other. Fiction will be much the better for standing cheek by jowl with poetry and philosophy. — Virginia Woolf

Poetry Books Quotes By Dejan Stojanovic

Say No! Accept the burdens of revenge. — Dejan Stojanovic

Poetry Books Quotes By Henry David Thoreau

Indeed, the best books have a use, like sticks and stones, which is above or beside their design, not anticipated in the preface,not concluded in the appendix. Even Virgil's poetry serves a very different use to me today from what it did to his contemporaries. It has often an acquired and accidental value merely, proving that man is still man in the world. — Henry David Thoreau

Poetry Books Quotes By Dejan Stojanovic

Hope without love is hopeless. — Dejan Stojanovic

Poetry Books Quotes By Dejan Stojanovic

We need knew knights, but without swords. — Dejan Stojanovic

Poetry Books Quotes By Sanober Khan

love was never meant to be
just a metaphor
between the pages of poetry. — Sanober Khan

Poetry Books Quotes By Allison Hoover Bartlett

After all, much of the fondness avid readers, and certainly collectors, have for their books is related to the books' physical bodies. As much as they are vessels for stories (and poetry, reference information, etc.), books are historical artifacts and repositories for memories-we like to recall who gave books to us, where we were when we read them, how old we were, and so on. — Allison Hoover Bartlett

Poetry Books Quotes By Dejan Stojanovic

Is it possible to write a poem or are these words just screams of outlaws exiled to the desert? — Dejan Stojanovic

Poetry Books Quotes By Jacob Wren

I go to the shelf and pick out a few poetry books to take with me. A few old favorites and a few I haven't gotten to yet. As I slip the books into my carry-on, it occurs to me that there really are a lot of poems about death, that I've always read many poems about dying, but had almost never noticed them before. They were always the ones I lightly skimmed, and I thought that maybe I could start reading these poems more carefully. It was almost nothing, but it was also a decision about my life. — Jacob Wren

Poetry Books Quotes By Terri Windling

I've been very influenced by folklore, fairy tales, and folk ballads, so I love all the classic works based on these things
like George Macdonald's 19th century fairy stories, the fairy poetry of W.B. Yeats, and Sylvia Townsend Warner's splendid book The Kingdoms of Elfin. (I think that particular book of hers wasn't published until the 1970s, not long before her death, but she was an English writer popular in the middle decades of the 20th century.)
I'm also a big Pre-Raphaelite fan, so I love William Morris' early fantasy novels.
Oh, and "Lud-in-the-Mist" by Hope Mirrlees (Neil Gaiman is a big fan of that one too), and I could go on and on but I won't! — Terri Windling

Poetry Books Quotes By Victoria Chang

As I published books, I realized, that's not really what I want. I don't care about the books as much anymore. I just want to write poetry. — Victoria Chang

Poetry Books Quotes By Ed Sanders

I know they're not actually talking but the books on my desk seem to whisper "Drop what you're doing! Set aside your poetry! Open us, read us! Read slowly while you're at it. Always read us - every day - before you play. — Ed Sanders

Poetry Books Quotes By Tony Buzan

In 1971, when I was 29, I wrote my first volume of poetry. I am a poet, and I have published four books of my poems. — Tony Buzan

Poetry Books Quotes By Dan Micklethwaite

She chose books because they never left her lonely the way that Kirk had left her lonely. BEcause company was often nothing of the kind, whereas a good book always was.
She chose books for the smell of fresh-pressed pages, for the yellow-brown musk of library mould, but always for the breathy kiss of paper rustling. She chose books because some of the held prose that made her weep, or poetry that winded her, and words that mae her heart skip beats.
She chose books because some came readey-made with characters that seemed like perfect versions of hrself, all of them little proofs that somehow, somewhere, it might just be possible for her to be better: to be popular, powerful, sexy and smart.
She chose books because they lied to her with more conviction than people ever had. — Dan Micklethwaite

Poetry Books Quotes By Kellie Elmore

It ... whatever 'it' is, has swallowed me and I lie here in the pit of its cold dark stomach being eaten alive by its bile and I ... I don't even know if I want to be saved. — Kellie Elmore

Poetry Books Quotes By Masha Hamilton

Besides, Fi was convinced that instinct could determine a body's literary needs, just as physical cravings pointed to dietary shortfalls. She'd experienced it herself more than once among the library's dense shelves; not knowing what she should read next, she'd wandered, sniffing slightly, palms open. When intuition hit, she felt a sensation she couldn't describe exactly: her hands seemed to know where to go. And when she reached, invariably she found exactly the book she needed at that moment - sometimes fiction, sometimes biography, sometimes a slim volume of obscure poetry — Masha Hamilton

Poetry Books Quotes By Charles Bukowski

Christmas poem to a man in jail
hello Bill Abbott:
I appreciate your passing around my books in
jail there, my poems and stories.
if I can lighten the load for some of those guys with
my books, fine.
but literature, you know, is difficult for the
average man to assimilate (and for the unaverage man too);
I don't like most poetry, for example,
so I write mine the way I like to read it. — Charles Bukowski

Poetry Books Quotes By David C. Alves

The bible is history. Remember that it is not a book. It is a library. It contains many kinds of books, letters, songs, and histories, along with the poetry of mythology. We sometimes separate history from mythology, but the bible doesn't. Nor did C. S. Lewis when he wrote, Christianity is myth that is true. — David C. Alves

Poetry Books Quotes By Carol Ann Duffy

I have piles of poetry books in the bathroom, on the stairs, everywhere. The only way to write poetry is to read it. — Carol Ann Duffy

Poetry Books Quotes By William Shakespeare

A lover goes toward his beloved as enthusiastically as a schoolboy leaving his books, but when he leaves his girlfriend, he feels as miserable as the schoolboy on his way to school. (Act 2, scene 2) — William Shakespeare

Poetry Books Quotes By Henry David Thoreau

You may rely on it that you have the best of me in my books, and that I am not worth seeing personally, the stuttering, blunderingclod-hopper that I am. Even poetry, you know, is in one sense an infinite brag and exaggeration. Not that I do not stand on all that I have written,
but what am I to the truth I feebly utter? — Henry David Thoreau

Poetry Books Quotes By Nina Jean Slack

Although my road to writing seems like it may have come easily, there were a few bumps in that road. I didn't get a lot of encouragement from friends, although my family were great supporters. I also had many ... what you would call "mind-boggling" moments, when I would doubt myself and what I was writing. It has been said that we, ourselves, are our own worst critics.
All the hard work had payed off though, and I created a children's book that I am proud of, and an unforgettable little girl that will touch the hearts of many."-Nina Jean Slack — Nina Jean Slack

Poetry Books Quotes By Emily Dickinson

A precious, mouldering pleasure 't is
To meet an antique book,
In just the dress his century wore;
A privilege, I think. — Emily Dickinson

Poetry Books Quotes By Dejan Stojanovic

Before the first before and after the last after, there is night waiting. — Dejan Stojanovic

Poetry Books Quotes By Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why covet a knowledge of new facts? Day and night, house and garden, a few books, a few actions, serve us as well as would all trades and all spectacles. We are far from having exhausted the significance of the few symbols we use. We can come to use them yet with a terrible simplicity. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poetry Books Quotes By W.B.Yeats

When you are old and grey and full of sleep
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep — W.B.Yeats

Poetry Books Quotes By Gustave Flaubert

She was the amoureuse of all the novels, the heroine of all the plays, the vague "she" of all the poetry books. — Gustave Flaubert