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Total Quotes : 84
Born Scientific

Poetic knowledge is born in the great silence of scientific knowledge.

- Aime Cesaire

Education Having

To be a poet is as serious, long-term and natural as the effort to be the best human you can be. To express something well is not a question of having a top-class education and understanding poetic forms: rather, it's a question of paying attention.

- Alice Oswald

Tension Perfectly

Tension is an interesting quality - and architecture must have it. There should be elements of the inexplicable, the mysterious, and the poetic in something that is perfectly rational.

- Annabelle Selldorf

Think I Think

One of the things I think about as I've evolved as an architect is, 'Where do the poetic impulses come from?'

- Antoine Predock

Famous My Life

Most of my life I have played a lot of famous people but most of them were dead so you have a poetic license.

- Christopher Plummer

Like Album

No band on 21st-century radio has mined pre-grunge hair-metal's sleaze like L.A.'s Buckcherry. So it makes poetic sense that they'd spend their sixth album tallying all seven deadly sins.

- Chuck Eddy

Okay Bother

Eccentric doesn't bother me. 'Eccentric' being a poetic interpretation of a mathematical term meaning something that doesn't follow the lines - that's okay.

- Crispin Glover

Arrogant Discover

The eyes of a poet discover in each person a unique and irreplaceable humanity. While arrogant intellect seeks to control and manipulate the world, the poetic spirit bows with reverence before its mysteries.

- Daisaku Ikeda

Worry More

Painting is so poetic, while sculpture is more logical and scientific and makes you worry about gravity.

- Damien Hirst

Hidden Holy

In the poetic tradition, the heart's affections are indeed holy, and if organizations are asking for people's hearts and minds, they are asking in a way for their holy and hidden affections at the same time.

- David Whyte

Waiting Prose

When critics are waiting to pounce upon poetic style on exactly the same grounds as if it were prose, the poets tremble.

- John Crowe Ransom

Succession Which

Any long work in which poetry is persistent, be it epic or drama or narrative, is really a succession of separate poetic experiences governed into a related whole by an energy distinct from that which evoked them.

- John Drinkwater

May Commonly

It is commonly asserted and accepted that Paradise Lost is among the two or three greatest English poems; it may justly be taken as the type of supreme poetic achievement in our literature.

- John Drinkwater

Which Notion

The poetic notion of infinity is far greater than that which is sponsored by any creed.

- Joseph Brodsky

Think Ad

No one could ad lib like Peter. You would think that it was all scripted, he was so poetic, but it wasn't.

- Barbara Walters

Either Ways

My father basically had two ways of judging anything. Either something was poetic or it wasn't.

- Bernardo Bertolucci

Religious Which

Learn to reverence night and to put away the vulgar fear of it, for, with the banishment of night from the experience of man, there vanishes as well a religious emotion, a poetic mood, which gives depth to the adventure of humanity.

- Henry Beston

Speech Speculative

I believe in poetic discourse, in the value of speech in a non-naturalistic way; it's speculative.

- Howard Barker

Over Single Time

First and foremost, I'm an oral storyteller - I'll make a poetic choice over a grammatical choice every single time.

- Isobelle Carmody

Sentence Thus

Every discourse, even a poetic or oracular sentence, carries with it a system of rules for producing analogous things and thus an outline of methodology.

- Jacques Derrida

Worth Living His

A born poet knows in his cradle that a poetic life is the only life worth living.

- James Broughton

Wealth Been

Considering the wealth of poetic drama that has come down to us from the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods, it is surprising that so little of any value has been added since.

- James Fenton

Very Loves

I'm not someone that loves dialogue - I am someone that loves movement. Action, if it's well done, can be very poetic and meaningful.

- Denis Villeneuve

Still Seventies

Back in the Seventies, we had a romantic, poetic vision of the future, like it was in the movie '2001: A Space Odyssey.' It felt as if everything was still ahead of us.

- Jean-Michel Jarre

Voice Still

I still believe many poets begin in fear and hope: fear that the poetic past will turn out to be a monologue rather than a conversation. And hope that their voice can be heard as that past turns into a future.

- Eavan Boland

Voice Which

As far as I was concerned, it was the absence of women in the poetic tradition which allowed women in the poems to be simplified. The voice of a woman poet would, I was sure, have precluded such distortion. It did not exist.

- Eavan Boland

Wise Learn

Poetry is innocent, not wise. It does not learn from experience, because each poetic experience is unique.

- Karl Shapiro

Been Prose

It has often been observed that the repercussion of poetic language on prose language can be considered a decisive cut of a whip.

- Eugenio Montale

Which Laws

Today not even a universal fire could make the torrential poetic production of our time disappear. But it is exactly a question of production, that is, of hand-made products which are subject to the laws of taste and fashion.

- Eugenio Montale

Ideas Only

There are no poetic ideas; only poetic utterances.

- Evelyn Waugh

Battle Cover

There is nothing more poetic and terrible than the skyscrapers' battle with the heavens that cover them.

- Federico Garcia Lorca

Evidence Louder

If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words.

- Fran Lebowitz

Became Realists

I was really exposed to great old-time literature - the classics, the poetic realists like Strindberg and Ibsen and all those guys. I was really inspired by all those guys. That's when writing became a primary focus.

- Kurt Sutter

Play Memoir

Autobiography should be more stringent. It should adhere more to the standards of journalism - assuming that journalism has the truth. The memoir gives you more scope, is more poetic, and allows you to play around with your own life.

- Frank McCourt

Love Go

How did I go from 'Menace II Society' to 'Love Jones?' There wasn't a poetic moment or romantic bone in O-Dog's body.

- Larenz Tate

Most Prose

The poetic prose that most interests me is that of Henri Michaux.

- Franz Wright

Love Dirty

I love that he's both comic and tragic, and highly poetic but also just dirty at times. ... I love that within the world of Shakespeare's plays, the whole world is sort of encompassed in a certain way.

- Lauren Groff

Image Newness

Poetry is one of the destinies of speech... One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language.

- Gaston Bachelard

Never Ever

I have never, ever sought validation from the arbiters of British poetic taste.

- Linton Kwesi Johnson

Voice Early Days

Back in those early days when I began my apprenticeship as a poet, I also tried to voice our anger, spirit of defiance and resistance in a Jamaican poetic idiom.

- Linton Kwesi Johnson

Quintessential Very

The long poem cannot be a digressive, expansive, boring exposition. It is really made of very sharp, Imagistic, quintessential poetic elements.

- Louis Dudek

Gardening Serenity

A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.

- Luis Barragan

Crack Been

If you haven't had at least a slight poetic crack in the heart, you have been cheated by nature.

- Phyllis Battelle

London Console

As to London we must console ourselves with the thought that if life outside is less poetic than it was in the days of old, inwardly its poetry is much deeper.

- Goldwin Smith

Big Fables

Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.

- Thomas Aquinas

Love Which

Metaphors are dangerous. Love begins with a metaphor. Which is to say, love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory.

- Milan Kundera

Some Considers

Even a polemic has some justification if one considers that my own first poetic experiments began during a dictatorship and mark the origin of the Hermetic movement.

- Salvatore Quasimodo

Been Which

At the point when continuity was interrupted by the first nuclear explosion, it would have been too easy to recover the formal sediment which linked us with an age of poetic decorum, of a preoccupation with poetic sounds.

- Salvatore Quasimodo

Words Certainty

The Resistance is a moral certainty, not a poetic one. The true poet never uses words in order to punish someone. His judgment belongs to a creative order; it is not formulated as a prophetic scripture.

- Salvatore Quasimodo

Mercury Considered

Medieval alchemists, despite their lust for gold, considered mercury the most potent and poetic substance in the universe. As a child, I would have agreed with them.

- Sam Kean

Which Willing

That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith.

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Love Island

Trinidadians love speaking their own English; it's full of poetic forms and can be playful and lyrical and comical. Trinidadians are verbal acrobats, and I love being on the island just to hear the people speak.

- Monique Roffey

Every Day How

I want tragic and poetic forever! That's how I want to live every day.

- Rachel Keller

Everyone Very

Everyone has ways of trying to find a way to memorise our past. There's something very poetic about that.

- Saskia de Brauw

Think Better

What's better, a poetic intuition or an intellectual work? I think they complement each other.

- Manuel Puig

Films Set

I was a huge movie watcher, but I really loved 'Kenan & Kel,' 'Rugrats,' 'Doug,' & 'Catdog.' I was also into drama films, though, and I really loved 'Poetic Justice' and 'Set it Off.'

- Raven Goodwin

Some Insert

Some of the poetic writers who insert passages of realism in their texts have no underlying philosophy to uphold them, and revert to realism.

- Marguerite Young

Strong Conscience

I don't believe there can be a poetic novel without political consciousness. I have a strong political conscience.

- Marguerite Young

Go Been

I try for a poetic language that says, This is who we are, where we have been, where we are. This is where we must go. And this is what we must do.

- Mari Evans

I Wish Greek

What I wish I had, is that I wish I was a little more Greek, in that I wish I could lose my North American driven attitude and that I could be a little bit more poetic and laissez faire.

- Nia Vardalos

Love Pieces

I love Tennessee Williams pieces; they are so poetic and I love period pieces.

- Richard Hatch

Emotions Want

As you get older, you want less from the world; you just want to experience it. Any barriers to feeling emotions get dismantled. And ordinary things become beautifully poetic.

- Richard Linklater

Documents Using

The challenge for a nonfiction writer is to achieve a poetic precision using the documents of truth but somehow to make people and places spring to life as if the reader was in their presence.

- Simon Schama

Think Want

The music that we listen to these days, everything is right there in your face. There's no real mystery. It's not poetic. I want people to think. I want to make people listen to my lyrics.

- Ro James

Idea Splits

The poetic act consists of suddenly seeing that an idea splits up into a number of equal motifs and of grouping them; they rhyme.

- Stephane Mallarme

Truth Laws

Poetry; a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty.

- Matthew Arnold

Music Beautiful

Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.

- Pablo Casals

Which Theatrical

Musicals are, by nature, theatrical, meaning poetic, meaning having to move the audience's imagination and create a suspension of disbelief, by which I mean there's no fourth wall.

- Stephen Sondheim

Through Instruments

Jazz is not something that can be defined through blunt instruments. It is much more poetic than that.

- Pat Metheny

Mind Arbiter

Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind.

- Max Eastman

New Deer

New Jersey is the most poetic state: close enough to New York to be urban and cosmopolitan, far enough to be desirous and unsure; densely populated, but full of farms and woods, with the most deer of any state.

- Robert Pinsky

Prose Read

I've already written 300 space poems. But I look upon my ultimate form as being a poetic prose. When you read it, it appears to be prose, but within the prose you have embedded the techniques of poetry.

- Story Musgrave

Which Actual

In poetic language, in which the sign as such takes on an autonomous value, this sound symbolism becomes an actual factor and creates a sort of accompaniment to the signified.

- Roman Jakobson

License Although

I write autobiographically, although I apply liberal amounts of poetic license.

- Michael Franks

Work Rooms

Without a sense of place the work is often reduced to a cry of voices in empty rooms, a literature of the self, at its best poetic music; at its worst a thin gruel of the ego.

- William Kennedy

Need Nuance

Sometimes I know the meaning of a word but am tired of it and feel the need for an unfamiliar, especially precise or poetic term, perhaps one with a nuance that flatters my readership's exquisite sensitivity.

- William Safire

Work Read

The trouble with the performance poets is that they don't seem to have read anything. So there is not a real sense of the poetic tradition in their work.

- Peter Davison

Sky Think

I think there's something really poetic about using nuclear power to propel us to the stars, because the stars are giant fusion reactors. They're giant nuclear cauldrons in the sky.

- Taylor Wilson

Vacuum Operate

Poetic talent doesn't operate in a vacuum. There is a spirit of Polish poetry.

- Wislawa Szymborska

Love More

You are ugly when you love her, you are beautiful and fresh, vital and free, modern and poetic when you don't... you are more beautiful as an orphan than as your mother's son.

- Witold Gombrowicz

Myth Definitely

A poetic, sensitive, tortured soul, the Ian Curtis of the myth - he was definitely that.

- Peter Hook

Like Very

It's very hard to say I'm surrealist. It's like saying I'm poetic. It's not something you want necessarily to be aware of.

- Michel Gondry

Words Play

English is really free for me; there's no limits to the music and the imagination. And French, it's just I live in Paris, and it's really a poetic language where you can really play with words.

- Yael Naim

Artist Scientist

Every intelligent person, whether he's an artist or not - a mathematician, a doctor, a scientist - possesses a poetic way of seeing and describing the world.

- Yehuda Amichai