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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech. - Simonides of Ceos

Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place. - Charles Pierre Baudelaire

Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time, but to prevent it from changing too rapidly. - T. S. Eliot

Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads. - Marianne Moore

Poetry must be as new as foam and as old as the rock. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted. - Percy Bysshe Shelley

The adventitious beauty of poetry may be felt in the greater delight with a verse given in a happy quotation than in the poem. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing. - John Cage

Poetry is man's rebellion against being what he is. - James Branch Cabell