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National Poet Quotes


"Pretty much every artist in Scotland - musician, writer, poet, actor - they're all part of a thing called the National Collective." - Roddy Woomble

"The national pastime is juiced." - Jose Canseco

"The new national campfire - radio." - Linda Ellerbee

"Medicine also disregards national boundaries." - Irving Langmuir

"Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet." - Frank Lloyd Wright

"You are the poet, you walk inside my dreams..." - Anais Nin

"When the exceptional historian comes along, you have a poet." - Melvin Tolson

"A poet is someone who is astonished by everything." - Anonymous

"The happy ending is our national belief." - Mary Mccarthy

"The National Party is a dying party." - Tony Windsor

"The National League is baseball to me." - Kerry Wood

"The national team comes before everything." - Lorrie Fair

"The Internet knows no national borders." - Alan Dershowitz

"I watch a lot of 'National Geographic.'" - Ridley Scott

"Global terror does not respect national boundaries." - Vikas Swarup

"NDA not only stands for National Democratic Alliance but is also the National Development Alliance." - Narendra Modi

"Unemployment is bigger than a political party. It is a national danger and a national scandal." - Ellen Wilkinson

"Modest about our national pride - and inordinately proud of our national modesty." - Ian Hislop

"Mercury pollution from power plants is a national problem that requires a national response" - Tom Allen

"Let no one ever think for a moment that national debate means national division." - Lyndon B Johnson

"Do not worry about the incarnation of ideas. If you are a poet, your works will contain them without your knowledge - they will be both moral and national if you follow your inspiration freely." - Vissarion Belinsky

"The laureateship [of U.S. Children's Poet] has brought me a couple of appealing contracts, including my first anthology, the 200-poem The National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry.Apart from the increased travel, I won't let anything interfere with writing poetry." - J. Patrick Lewis

"Through the burgeoning university network, it was suddenly possible to think of oneself as a national poet, even if the nation turned out to consist entirely of English departments." - Wilfrid Sheed

"Do not worry about the incarnation of ideas. If you are a poet, your works will contain them without your knowledge'they will be both moral and national if you follow your inspiration freely." - Vissarion Belinsky

"We beseech [God] to pardon our national and other transgressions..." - George Washington

"Patriotism is the vital condition of national permanence." - George William Curtis

"Whoever wants to understand National Socialist Germany must know Wagner." - Adolf Hitler

"Writer's make national literature, while translators make universal literature." - Jose Saramago

"We now have a national reputation for corruption." - Chris Redfern

"National governments are under paid, under staffed, and under talented." - Terence Mckenna

"At school my nickname is the National Anthem girl." - Diana DeGarmo

"(The National Cancer Program is) a bunch of (obscenity)." - James D Watson

"The liberal agenda is the blueprint for national ruin." - James Cook

"The Russians stole from the Democratic National Committee with hacking." - E. J. Dionne

"Chicken Tikka Massala is now a true British national dish" - Robin Cook

"We have now recently launched the national integrity plan." - Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

"I will open an era of grand national unity." - Park Geunhye

"I've always been endorsed by the National Rifle Association." - Howard Dean

"I'm the computer operator for Operation Rescue National." - Norma Mccorvey

"In Australia, not reading poetry is the national pastime." - Phyllis Mcginley

"Our cultural diversity has most certainly shaped our national character." - Julie Bishop

"The outgrowth of conservation, the inevitable result, is national efficiency." - Gifford Pinchot

"National Socialism stands or falls by its Weltanschauung." - Alfred Rosenberg

"I would dodge, not lie, in the national interest." - Larry Speakes

"I think the National League has better biorhythms in July." - Earl Weaver

"God Himself is the best Poet, And the Real is His song." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Just because a poet said something did' mean it was true, only that it sounded good." - Janet Fitch

"Poet: gardener of epitaphs." - Octavio Paz

"A poet must need be before his own age, to be even with posterity" - James Russell Lowell

"Really, said the poet." - Halldór Laxness

"Honor the lofty poet!" - Dante Alighieri

"Lawn Tennyson, gentleman poet." - James Joyce

"There has never been a poet or orator who thought another better than himself." - Cicero

"A satirical poet is the check of the laymen on bad priests." - John Dryden

"The poet represents the mind in the act of defending us against itself." - Wallace Stevens

"We need to put the security back in the National Security Agency. We can't have the national surveillance agency." - Edward Snowden

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert Humphrey

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert H Humphrey

"I think Walt Whitman went to the help wanted section and found a squib that said "Wanted: National Poet." And he was innocent enough to believe there really was such a job. And if he could just write a poem that incorporated everything he felt and suspected and hoped for from America that he would have the position." - Allan Gurganus

"Just after graduation in 1966, like many of my contemporaries, I applied for research training at the National Institutes of Health. Perhaps because his wife was a poet, Ira Pastan agreed to take me into his laboratory, despite my lack of scientific credentials." - Harold E Varmus

"The immature poet imitates, the mature poet plagiarizes," - T S Eliot

"Limbs of a dismembered poet." - Horace

"Honor is the greatest poet." - Dante Alighieri

"a poet never feels useful." - May Sarton

"A poet soaring in the high reason of his fancies, with his garland and singing robes about him." - John Milton

"Scientist alone is true poet." - Allen Ginsberg

"Fainthearted animals move about in herds. The lion walks alone in the desert. Let the poet always walk thus." - Alfred Victor Vigny

"God is the perfect poet." - Robert Browning

"Whether Canada ends up as o-ne national government or two national governments or several national governments, or some other kind of arrangement is, quite frankly, secondary in my opinion." - Stephen Harper

"Happy indeed the poet of whom, like Orpheus, nothing is known but an immortal name! Happy next, perhaps, the poet of whom, like Homer, nothing is known but the immortal works. The more the merely human part of the poet remains a mystery, the more willing is the reverence given to his divine mission." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"It's becoming less and less the National Security Agency and more and more the national surveillance agency. It's gaining more offensive powers with each passing year." - Edward Snowden

"Our nation stands at the crossroads of liberty. Crushing national debt, rampant illegal immigration, insane business regulations and staggering national unemployment are pushing our nation into unchartered territory." - James Lankford

"We need fundamental change. In the past, national development led to people's happiness but now the link between national growth and improvement in people's lives has been severed." - Park Geunhye

"The Democratic National Committee is virtually 100 percent anti-firearms ownership, and the Republican National Committee stands on the side of the freedom." - Wayne LaPierre

"In this age when there can be no losers in peace and no victors in war; we must recognize the obligation to match national strength with national restraint." - Lyndon B Johnson

"Today, diabetes is now epidemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health, the American Diabetes Association and other national healthcare leaders." - Tim Holden

"Politics is the art of making your selfish desires seem like the national interest." - Thomas Sowell

"...Skyscraper National Park" - Kurt Vonnegut

"In my speeches, I always condemned communism, national-socialism and fascism." - Jean-Marie Le Pen

"The National Football league is on the wrong side of history," - Tom Cole

"You have more issues than National Geographic by Austin LeFleur in Hissy Fit" - Mary Kay Andrews

"I don't think in national categories. For me it [policy] is about concepts and substance." - Jean-Claude Juncker

"My major focus is national security because that's really what the president runs." - Rudy Giuliani

"The development of the Internet has posed new challenges to national sovereignty, security and development interests." - Xi Jinping

"Everyone thinks it would be great to work for National Geographic. So did I." - Peter Menzel

"There is no question of any erosion of essential national sovereignty." - Edward Heath

"We have sold our birthright of freedom and justice for a mess of national security." - William Sloane Coffin

"That's the whole goal, to win the national championship. You can't have a legacy without one." - Seimone Augustus

"Excluding nobody, I'm the best player in the National Football League." - Randy Moss

"Our national problems usually do not cause nearly as much harm as the solutions." - Thomas Sowell

"Subsidies are a shell game, not a net addition to national wealth." - Thomas Sowell

"For some reason, our media are fascinated by stories that appear to harm American National interests." - Bob Tyrrell

"Multiculturalism, if its logic is fully played out, is the ideology of national suicide." - Rich Lowry

"Continued dependence on relief inducers a spiritual and moral disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fiber." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"Greed has replaced religion as the national religion, and with greed comes envy." - Wesley Pruden

"Israel has its own right as a nation to defend its national security." - Al Gore

"In non-fiction you have to stay true to historical events, be they personal or national ." - Andrew Lam

"It remains overwhelmingly and compellingly in Britain's national interest that the EU should succeed." - Theresa May

"We have a media that goes along with the government by parroting phrases intended to provoke a certain emotional response - for example, "national security." Everyone says "national security" to the point that we now must use the term "national security." But it is not national security that they're concerned with; it is state security. And that's a key distinction." - Edward Snowden

"Mankind's problems can no longer be solved by national governments. What is needed is world government." - Jan Tinbergen

"For German Social Democracy, Europe is vital to the national interest." - Martin Schulz

"National defense is one of the cardinal duties of a statesman." - John Adams

"The will to work of everyone in the country is the best guarantee of national survival." - Bhumibol Adulyadej

"I like all sorts of art, that's why I love wandering around The National Gallery." - Samuel Barnett

"Ensuring all kids have access to an effective, talented teacher needs to be a national priority." - Michael Bennet

"I've never felt British. I'm just not interested in national identity. I don't know why." - Elvis Costello

"Maintaining clean, safe water remains one of our greatest national and global challenges and responsibilities." - Jerry Costello

"Ambition characterizes and distinguishes national officeholders from other kinds of human beings." - Tom Cotton

"I believe that national sovereignties will shrink in the face of universal interdependence." - Jacques Yves Cousteau

"My own time is passing fast enough without some national game to help it along." - Andy Rooney

"In the present imperialistic milieu there can be no wars of national self-defense." - Karl Liebknecht

"Improving our national intelligence capabilities should remain a top priority and a continual process." - Blanche Lincoln

"The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a unique and biologically special place that should be preserved." - Dan Lipinski

"It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember." - Eugene Mccarthy

"Second, the facility at Guantanamo Bay is necessary to national security." - Jeff Miller

"John Kerry, who says he doesn't like outsourcing, wants to outsource our national security." - Zell Miller

"I was hired as a computer programmer for a national laboratory at age 15." - Andy Weir

"I think every national team has the same possibilities to win the World Cup." - Javier Hernandez

"Diplomacy has been exhausted .. Continued instability in the Balkans threatens important U.S. national interests,." - Tom Daschle

"You don't defend national sovereignty with flags, cheap election rhetoric, and advertising campaigns." - Stephen Harper

"You can't get any braver than going on national television to be weighed." - Caroline Rhea

"Keeping our kids engaged and in school must become a national priority." - Cedric Richmond

"Food is national security. Food is craft. Food is everything, when you think about it." - Jose Andres Puerta

"Know how your representatives stand on major national or state issues." - Marilyn Vos Savant

"National Standards was not a narrative of past events but was leftwing revisionism and Political Correctness." - Phyllis Schlafly

"I fully support a national health care program for the U.S." - Andrew Weil

"To have the National Rifle Association rule the United States of America is pathetic." - Harvey Weinstein

"In the dying world I come from, quotation is a national vice." - Evelyn Waugh

"I actually used to be a front for the largest national sports-betting syndicate in America." - Ashton Kutcher

"Missouri remains a low tax, efficiently run state, according to all prominent national rankings." - Bob Holden

"I never felt like a Chinese citizen because I was pushed away at a very young age. My father, a writer, was a national enemy of the Communist Party. He was forbidden to write for 20 years. We literally lived underground. We dug a hole and lived there for years. My father cleaned public toilets, even though he was a highly respected poet. Nationality and borders are barriers to our intelligence, to our imagination and to all kinds of possibilities." - Ai Weiwei

"If the poet wants to be a poet, the poet must force the poet to revise. If the poet doesn't wish to revise, let the poet abandon poetry and take up stamp-collecting or real estate." - Donald Hall

"If I am going to be a poet at all, I am going to be POET and not NEGRO POET." - Countee Cullen

"The poet is a god, or, the young poet is a god. The old poet is a tramp." - Wallace Stevens

"How do you define a poet? It's very simple. Anyone declaring that he is a poet, is a poet." - Billy Cannon

"The reason a poet is a poet is to write poems, not to advertise himself as a poet." - Yehuda Amichai

"An undevout poet is an impossibility." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Memory is a poet, not an historian." - Marie Howe

"Language is the machine of the poet." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"In living off all the reflecting light furnished by poets, the I which dreams the reverie reveals itself not as poet but as poetizing I." - Gaston Bachelard

"An anaesthetic is a poet-killer." - Lewis Hyde

"This is truth the poet sings . . ." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"A poet over 30 is pathetic" - H L Mencken

"A poet that fails in writing becomes often a morose critic; the weak and insipid white wine makes at length excellent vinegar." - William Shenstone

"Better than all measures Of delightful sound, Better than all treasures That in books are found, Thy skilled to poet were, thou scorner of the ground!" - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"The poet in a golden clime was born, With golden stars above; Dower'd with the hate of hate, the scorn of scorn, The love of love." - Alfred Tennyson

"We need help, the poet reckoned." - Edward Dorn

"A beautiful woman is a practical poet." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Was ever poet so trusted before?" - Samuel Johnson

"The poet is always our contemporary." - Virginia Woolf



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