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"For an American, there's no automatic place where people love the art of poetry. There's not a social class that considers poetry its property the way in some countries there's a snob value to the art." - Robert Pinsky

"The poetry of speech." - Lord Byron

"Poetry gets to be the poetry of life by successfully becoming first the poetry of poetry." - John Hollander

"Poetry should describe itself, and always be simultaneously poetry and the poetry of poetry." - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

"Unearned increment of value." - John Stuart Mill

"If it is an imperfect word, no external circumstance can heighten its value as poetry." - John Drinkwater

"... the attempt to control poetry, to subordinate it to extrapoetic ends, constitutes misuse.... it may be poetry's stubborn quality of rockbottom, intrinsic uselessness whichconstitutes the guarantee of its integrity, and hence of its ultimate value to us." - Jan Clausen

"We have heard much about the poetry of mathematics, but very little of it has yet been sung. The ancients had a juster notion of their poetic value than we." - Henry David Thoreau

"The ambiguity of poetic language answers to the ambiguity of human life as a whole, and therein lies its unique value. All interpretations of poetic language only interpret what the poetry has already interpreted." - Hans-Georg Gadamer

"In rap music, even though the element of poetry is very strong, so is the element of the drum, the implication of the dance. Without the beat, its commercial value would certainly be more tenuous." - Archie Shepp

"The moon people do not eat by swallowing food but by smelling it. Their money is poetry - actual poems, written out on pieces of paper whose value is determined by the worth of the poem itself." - Paul Auster

"To explain away the mystery of a great painting - if such a feat were possible - would do irreparable harm... If there is no mystery, then there is no poetry, the quality I value above all else in art." - Georges Braque

"The utility of all these arts and sciences,-I speak both of those of amusement and curiosity,-the value which they possess, is exactly in proportion to the pleasure they yield.... Prejudice apart, the game of push-pin is of equal value with the arts and sciences of music and poetry." - Jeremy Bentham

"Many other cultures value poetry more than we do. In Ireland, poetry is a top cultural pursuit, the art to end all arts." - Campbell McGrath

"Every experience is of value." - Oscar Wilde

"My research is like my feeling, directed towards what is the principle value in the life-the poetry." - Le Corbusier

"A value is valuable when the value of value is valuable to oneself." - Dayananda Saraswati

"Poetry is an act of peace." - Pablo Neruda

"Poetry is a packsack of invisible keepsakes." - Carl Sandburg

"Poetry is prose, bent out of shape." - J. Patrick Lewis

"Gently touching with the charm of poetry." - Lucretius

"Poetry...the deepest abyss of infinity." - Sally-Ann Roberts

"Solitude is an essential element of poetry." - Mieczyslaw Jastrun

"Poetry is the mysticism of mankind." - Henry David Thoreau

"Habit has a kind of poetry." - Simone De Beauvoir

"Poetry is a means of redemption." - Wallace Stevens

"The poetry of country music will survive." - Rodney Crowell

"Eloquence is the poetry of prose." - William Cullen Bryant

"The poetry of earth is never dead." - John Keats

"Poetry is a necessity of life," - C.D. Wright

"Science is the poetry of reality." - Richard Dawkins

"Poetry is the enemy of the poem." - Stanley Kunitz

"Poetry is the language of feeling." - William Winter

"Deprivation is the mother of poetry." - Leonard Cohen

"Poetry is an orphan of silence." - Charles Simic

"Hymns are the poetry of the people." - John Betjeman

"Sentiment is the poetry of the imagination." - Alphonse De Lamartine

"The secret of poetry is cruelty." - Jon Anderson

"Poetry is the eloquence of verse." - William C Bryant

"Poetry is the breath of beauty." - Leigh Hunt

"Poetry is the apotheosis of sentiment." - Madame De Stael

"Poetry is a presentiment of the truth." - Anna Kamienska

"Poetry is the memory of language" - Jacques Roubaud

"I'm interested in the poetry of reality." - Christophe Lemaire

"Poetry is the disease of the brain." - Alfred De Vigny

"Sentiment is the poetry of the imagination." - Ella Baker

"The crown of literature is poetry." - Matthew Arnold

"... poetry, 'The Cinderella of the Arts." - Harriet Monroe

"Poetry is a kind of ingenious nonsense." - Isaac Newton

"Adjectives are the potbelly of poetry." - W H Auden

"Is not poetry the food of love?" - Jane Austen

"Love is the poetry of the senses." - Honore De Balzac

"Poetry is a sort of homecoming." - Paul Celan

"Dancing is the poetry of the foot." - John Dryden

"Superstition is the poetry of life." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Poetry is the purest form of insanity." - Augusta Jane Evans

"Romance is the poetry of literature." - Suzanne Curchod

"Poetry is the overflowing of the Soul." - Henry Theodore Tuckerman

"I despair of ever writing excellent poetry." - Isaac Rosenberg

"Poetry is the deification of reality." - Edith Sitwell

"Money is a kind of poetry." - Wallace Stevens

"Superstition is the poetry of life." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth

"The crown of literature is poetry." - W Somerset Maugham

"Eloquence is the poetry of prose." - William C Bryant

"The language of politics is poetry, not prose. Jackson is poetry. Cuomo is poetry. Dukakis is a word processor." - Richard M. Nixon

"Poetry was syllable and rhythm. Poetry was the measurement of breath. Poetry was time make audible. Poetry evoked the present moment; poetry was the antidote to history. Poetry was language free from habit." - Damon Galgut

"Men We Reaped is a fiercely felt meditation on the value of life that at once reminds us of its infinite worth and indicts us - as a society - for our selective, casual complicity in devaluing it. Ward's account of these losses is founded in a compelling emotional honesty, and graced with moments of stark poetry." - Peter Ho Davies

"But every great scripture, whether Hebrew, Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own; and in this respect the original Bible stands very high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose." - Lafcadio Hearn

"Metaphorical tone deafness is when people are unable to discern what is of value in something. I think I'm tone deaf to poetry, for instance. Despite having studied it into a second year of university, most of it just leaves me cold." - Julian Baggini

"Eloquence is heard; poetry is overheard ... All poetry is of the nature of the soliloquy." - John Stuart Mill

"Why speak of the use of poetry? Poetry is what uses us." - Hayden Carruth

"Science is the poetry of the intellect and poetry the science of the heart's affections." - Lawrence Durrell

"If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy." - Muhammad Iqbal

"Don't think of cost. Think of value." - John Spence

"Consistent poetry is made of letters. Letters have no idea. Letters as such (written!, fh) have no sound, they offer only tonal possibilities, to be valuated by the performer (spoken!, fh). The consistent poem weighs the value of both letters and groups." - Kurt Schwitters

"Everyone sort of sees his own life and times as being ephemeral. One thinks that everything good or important that happened, happened in the past. But I think that seeing scenes that you are used to, but with the heightening effects of poetry, perhaps makes you value your life and times more than you might otherwise do." - Vikram Seth

"As things are, and as fundamentally they must always be, poetry is not a career, but a mug's game. No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written: He may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing." - T S Eliot

"The advantage of poetry over life is that poetry, if it is sharp enough, may last." - Louise Glu?ck

"The advantage of poetry over life is that poetry, if it is sharp enough, may last." - Louise Glu

"There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality" - Richard Dawkins

"The advantage of poetry over life is that poetry, if it is sharp enough, may last." - Louise Gluck

"My verses are my diary. My poetry is a poetry of proper names." - Marina Tsvetaeva

"What is a Professor of Poetry? How can poetry be professed?" - W H Auden

"...the trouble with poetry is that it encourages the writing of more poetry..." - Billy Collins

"Poetry, from describing external events objectively, is becoming subjectified into a poetry of personal conscious expression." - Julian Jaynes

"Let me read you some of my poetry. My poetry just takes me to another level." - Rick Fox

"Music has a poetry of its own, and that poetry is called melody." - Joshua Logan

"Poetry, just because it is poetry, doesn't mean it is some kind of magic spell." - Franz Wright

"I would say that American poetry has always been a poetry of personal testimony." - Mark Strand

"I do not go in search of poetry. I wait for poetry to visit me." - Eugenio Montale

"I never think of poetry or the poetry scene, only separate poems written by individuals." - Philip Larkin

"When I think of someone equating poems and machines, it makes me feel like that person would like poems to have a more obvious use value in society. They're not happy with poetry being this ephemeral, indefinable thing. They want it to be "real."" - Elaine Equi

"Only the ephemeral is of lasting value." - Eugene Ionesco

"Labor is the true standard of value." - Abraham Lincoln

"All propositions are of equal value." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Knowledge is of more value than gold" - Solomon

"There remains an experience of incomparable value." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Freedom is a possession of inestimable value." - Cicero

"I'm in the business of value judgments ." - Tucker Carlson

"Experience is the thing of supreme value"." - Henry Ford

"Nothing of value comes without being earned." - Michael Jordan

"Every second is of infinite value." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing" - A A Milne

"Utility alone is the cause of value." - Eric Roll, Baron Roll of Ipsden

"Information: the negative reciprocal value of probability." - Claude Elwood Shannon

"History is only a value of relation." - Henry Adams

"Gold is the corpse of value..." - Neal Stephenson

"What is the value of your existence?" - Stephen Evans

"Freedom is a possession of inestimable value." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Information: the negative reciprocal value of probability." - Claude Shannon

"Daily vitamins are of no value." - Michael Specter

"I don't value prizes of any sort." - David Hockney

"Never underestimate the value of cold cash." - Gregory Nunn

"Money is an echo of value." - Bob Burg

"People value honesty. They value integrity. They value competence and courage and all those kinds of things." - Richard A. Kidd

"Probably all the attention to poetry results in some value, though the attention is more often directed to lesser than to greater values" - A R Ammons

"Probably all the attention to poetry results in some value, though the attention is more often directed to lesser than to greater values." - A R Ammons

"Only poetry inspires poetry." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Oklahomans value our children and our seniors. Oklahomans value traditions of faith. Oklahomans value our heroes, our veterans. Oklahomans value innovation and the creative arts." - Brad Henry

"Because so many poets have chosen a political idiom right now in the US and so many poets have assigned value and inherent knowledge to their racial identity and used that as a form of argumentation, I'm thinking now's a good time to buy low for my own poems and write poems that are deeply in the interior and the psyche. There are plenty of people out there working on subjects of political poetry, partisan poetry, all the way through to crossing the threshold of propaganda. I start thinking now's a good time for me to start writing about the myths of my own psyche." - David Biespiel

"The value of ourselves is but the value of our melancholy and our disquiet." - Maurice Maeterlinck

"I think we"ve been oversold the value of more and undersold the value of less." - Greg McKeown

"I think we've been oversold the value of more and undersold the value of less." - Greg McKeown

"The value of assets often increases exponentially while the value of your labor only increases incrementally." - Robert Kiyosaki

"The death of childhood is the beginning of poetry." - Andrei Tarkovsky

"The act of making poetry is an act of hope." - Natasha Trethewey

"Superstition is part of the poetry of life." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The poetry of fashion lies in the creation of illusion" - Coco Chanel

"one of the springs of poetry is joy ..." - May Sarton

"Poetry is the language of a state of crisis." - Stephane Mallarme

"Religious poetry, civic poetry, lyric or dramatic poetry are all categories of man's expression which are valid only if the endorsement of formal content is valid." - Salvatore Quasimodo

"I think the best American poetry is the poetry that utilizes the resources of poetry rather than exploits the defects or triumphs of the poet's personality." - Mark Strand

"But most love poetry is awful; nobody knows how to write good love poetry either. But that's not a reason not to write love poetry. Some of the best poetry ever written has been love poetry, and some of the greatest poetry ever written has been political poetry." - W S Merwin

"We have heard much about the poetry of mathematics, but very little of it has as yet been sung. The ancients had a juster notion of their poetic value than we. The most distinct and beautiful statements of any truth must take at last the mathematical form. We might so simplify the rules of moral philosophy, as well as of arithmetic, that one formula would express them both." - Henry David Thoreau

"Everything that is of authentic value in life has arisen out of meditation. There is no other way. Meditation is the mother of art, music, poetry, dance, sculpture. All that is creative, all that is life-affirmative, is born out of meditation. All that is life-negative - hate, anger, jealousy, violence, war - is born out of the mind. Man has two possibilities: mind and meditation." - Rajneesh

"We comfort ourselves by reliving memories of protection. Something closed must retain our memories, while leaving them their original value as images. Memories of the outside world will never have the same tonality as those of home and, by recalling these memories, we add to our store of dreams; we are never real historians, but always near poets, and our emotion is perhaps nothing but an expression of a poetry that was lost." - Gaston Bachelard

"I read poetry every day. I love the boiled down essence of poetry. I look for poetry in prose. In a way that evocative." - Andre Dubus

"There are three good things in this world. One is to read poetry, another is to write poetry, and the best of all is to live poetry." - Rupert Brooke

"Use book value as a starting point to try and establish the value of the enterprise." - Walter Schloss

"When a man realizes the value of his woman, he adds value to himself." - Unknown

"The circulation of capital realizes value, while living labour creates value." - Karl Marx

"Exchange value forms the substance of money, and exchange value is wealth." - Karl Marx

"The circulation of capital realizes value , while living labour creates value ." - Karl Marx

"The value of the work we do is the value we give to it." - Christopher Moore

"The rate of interest acts as a link between income-value and capital-value." - Irving Fisher

"Writing poetry is a state of free float." - Margaret Atwood

"Poetry is the tunnel at the end of the light." - J. Patrick Lewis

"Poetry is when words are robbed of their attributed truth." - Gunter Brus

"Poetry ... is the music and painting of the mind." - Sonia Orwell

"The primary pigment of poetry is the IMAGE." - Ezra Pound



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