Poetry Quotes

"A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning." ~ James Dickey

"Poetry is not a stationary object but a kinetic act, in which something is transferred from somebody to somebody else." ~ Ashbery

"A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom." ~ Robert Frost

"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness." ~ Robert Frost

"Poets are people who become utterly dedicated to the threshold where silence & language meet." - John O'Donohue 

"Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history." ~ Plato