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Poets alone are sure of immortality; they are the truest diviners of nature. - Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

Money has a power above The stars and fate, to manage love: Whose arrows, learned poets hold, That never miss, are tipped with gold. - Samuel Butler

Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things. - Robert Frost

He was then in his fifty-fourth year, when even in the case of poets reason and passion begin to discuss a peace treaty and usually conclude it not very long afterwards. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Then give me leave to love, & love me too Not with designs To raise, as Loves curst Rebels doe, When puling Poets whine, Fame to their beauty, from their blubbr'd eyn. - Thomas Carew

Love makes us poets and the approach of death makes us philosophers. - George Santayana

There are dozens of young poets and fictioneers most of them a little insane in the tradition of James Joyce, who, however insane they may be, have refused to be genteel and traditional and dull. - Sinclair Lewis

When poets write about food it is usually celebratory. Food as the thing, in itself, but also the thoughtful preparation of meals, the serving of meals, meals communally shared: a sense of the sacred in the profane. - Joyce Carol Oates