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Walter Mosley Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Walter Mosley.

Poetry teaches us music, metaphor, condensation and specificity.
- Walter Mosley

At one time if you were a black writer you had to be
one of the best writers in the world to be published.
You had to be great.
Now you can be good.
Mediocre.
And that's good.
- Walter Mosley

I think that people don't know how to do anything anymore.
My father was a janitor.
He could take a car apart and put it back together.
He could build a house in the back yard.
Today, if you ask people what they know,
they say, 'I know how to hire someone.'
- Walter Mosley

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

 

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
- Robert Frost

One merit of poetry few persons will deny:
it says more and in fewer words than prose.
- Voltaire

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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
- Plutarch

Any healthy man can go without food for two days -
but not without poetry.
- Charles Baudelaire

Poetry: the best words in the best order.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet,
though he has never written a line in all his life.
- George Sand

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

Poetry is just the evidence of life.
If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
- Leonard Cohen

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door,
leaving those who look through to guess about what
is seen during the moment.
- Carl Sandburg

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder,
with a dash of the dictionary.
- Khalil Gibran

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
- Novalis

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet
believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

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

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
- T. S. Eliot

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.
- Joseph Joubert

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

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
- Plato

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.
- Thomas Gray

To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
- John Ruskin

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
- Rita Dove

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
- Carl Sandburg

There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money,
either.
- Robert Graves

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and
the thought has found words.
- Robert Frost

Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that.
Poetry is as precise as geometry.
- Gustave Flaubert

Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
- Carl Sandburg

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
- Oscar Wilde

Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered
into by reading other poems.
- John Barton

Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry.
- Muriel Rukeyser

A poet's autobiography is his poetry.
Anything else is just a footnote.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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

Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.
- William Hazlitt

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings,
and making music with them.
- Dennis Gabor

Poetry should...
should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts,
and appear almost a remembrance.
- John Keats

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

God is the perfect poet.
- Robert Browning

A poem conveys not a message so much as the provenance of a message,
an advent of sense.
- Thomas Harrison

We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
- John Fowles

Always be a poet, even in prose.
- Charles Baudelaire

Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three
times the written content.
- Alfred de Musset

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
- Oscar Wilde

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
- W. H. Auden

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

A poem can have an impact, but you can't expect an
audience to understand all the nuances.
- Douglas Dunn

A poet's work is to name the unnameable,
to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments,
shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
- Salman Rushdie

A poem might be defined as thinking about feelings -
about human feelings and frailties.
- Anne Stevenson

The poet may be used as a barometer,
but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather.
- Lionel Trilling

I was reading the dictionary.
I thought it was a poem about everything.
- Steven Wright

A true poet does not bother to be poetical.
Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.
- Jean Cocteau

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

The novel is born of disillusionment;
the poem,
of despair.
- Jose Bergamin

One will never again look at a birch tree,
after the Robert Frost poem, in exactly the same way.
- Paul Muldoon

A poem is true if it hangs together.
Information points to something else.
A poem points to nothing but itself.
- E. M. Forster

"Therefore" is a word the poet must not know.
- Andre Gide

You don't have to suffer to be a poet;
adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
- John Ciardi

Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.
- Anne Stevenson

If you read quickly to get through a poem to what it means,
you have missed the body of the poem.
- M. H. Abrams

The poet doesn't invent.
He listens.
- Jean Cocteau

The poem is the point at which our strength gave out.
- Richard Rosen

Every single soul is a poem.
- Michael Franti

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
- David Carradine

However, if a poem can be reduced to a prose sentence,
there can't be much to it.
- James Schuyler

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion,
but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality,
but an escape from personality.
But, of course, only those who have personality and
emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.
- T. S. Eliot

If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved,
the inquisition might have let him alone.
- Thomas Hardy

How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.
- Robert Penn Warren


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