Poetry can do a lot of things to people. I mean it can improve your imagination. It can take you to new places. It can give you this incredible form of verbal pleasure.
- Billy Collins
The more one reads poetry, the less tolerant one becomes of any sort of verbosity, be that in political or philosophical discourse, be that in history, social studies or the art of fiction.
- Joseph Brodsky
Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
- John Keats
Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.
- Vincent Van Gogh
The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness.
- James Gates Percival
You can find poetry in your everyday life, your memory, in what people say on the bus, in the news, or just what's in your heart.
- Carol Ann Duffy
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
- Edgar Allan Poe