Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

Quote of the day, Aug. 8

August 8, 2017

Edgar Allan Poe, on poetry

“Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.”

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Quote of the day, Aug. 2

August 2, 2017

Thomas Mann, from Death in Venice

“Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous—to poetry. But also, it gives birth to opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.”

Quote of the day, April 30

April 29, 2015

Juvenal, on poetry

“Where talent is lacking, anger writes poetry.”

Quote of the day, April 28

April 27, 2015

Horace, from the Odes (23-13 B.C.)

“In adversity, remember to keep an even mind.”

Quote of the day, May 30

May 30, 2012

Huston Smith, on poetry

“Poetry is a special use of language that opens onto the real. (more…)