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The player envies only the player, the poet envies only the poet.

William Hazlitt

Not everyone who drinks is a poet. Some of us drink because we're not poets.

Dudley Moore

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.

Jean Cocteau

A poet looks at the world as a man looks at a woman.

Wallace Stevens

I think a poet is anybody who wouldn't call himself a poet.

Bob Dylan

The brotherhood of man is not a mere poet's dream: it is a most depressing and humiliating reality.

Oscar Wilde

A poet who reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits.

Robert Heinlein

The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact measure of his importance and dignity.

George Santayana

Every poem can be considered in two ways--as what the poet has to say, and as a thing which he makes.

C. S. Lewis

My greatest strength is common sense. I'm really a standard brand - like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate.

Katharine Hepburn

A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A good poet's made as well as born.

Ben Johnson

A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.

Charlie Chaplin

I believe in mythology. I guess I share Joseph Campbell's notion that a culture or society without mythology would die, and we're close to that.

Robert Redford

These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can't live with them, or without them.

Aristophanes

All a poet can do today is warn.

Wilfred Owen

The poet, the artist, the sleuth, whoever sharpens our perception tends to antisocial; rarely 'well adjusted,' he cannot go along with currents and trends.

Marshall McLuhan

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.

Kahlil Gibran

A man is a poet if difficulties inherent in his art provide him with ideas; he is not a poet if they deprive him of ideas.

Paul Valery

Pound's crazy. All poets are. They have to be. You don't put a poet like Pound in the loony bin.

Ernest Hemingway