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My opinion is that a poet should express the emotion of all the ages and the thought of his own.

Thomas Hardy

The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes.

W. Somerset Maugham

Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me.

Sigmund Freud

As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,' probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.

Woody Allen

Never use the word 'audience.' The very idea of a public, unless the poet is writing for money, seems wrong to me. Poets don't have an 'audience'. They're talking to a single person all the time.

Robert Graves

The bad poet is usually unconscious where he ought to be conscious, and conscious where he ought to be unconscious.

T.S. Eliot

A poet is a bird of unearthly excellence, who escapes from his celestial realm arrives in this world warbling. If we do not cherish him, he spreads his wings and flies back into his homeland.

Kahlil Gibran

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