the hell you say (part ii)

A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
– Wallace Stevens

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
– Oscar Wilde

To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears.
– Octavio Paz

You don’t have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
– John Ciardi

Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
– Don Marquis

The poem is the point at which our strength gave out.
– Richard Rosen

There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either.
– Robert Graves

“Therefore” is a word the poet must not know.
– Andre Gide

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~ by nibblepoems on March 7, 2011.

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