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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #poetic

What is a Poet? He is a man speaking to men: a man, it is true, endued with more lively sensibility, more enthusiasm and tenderness, who has a greater knowledge of human nature, and a more comprehensive soul, than are supposed to be common among mankind; a man pleased with his own passions and volitions, and who rejoices more than other men in the spirit of life that is in him; delighting to contemplate similar volitions and passions as manifested in the goings-on of the universe, and habitually impelled to create them where he does not find them.

William Wordsworth

#poetics #life

It is commonly asserted and accepted that Paradise Lost is among the two or three greatest English poems; it may justly be taken as the type of supreme poetic achievement in our literature.

John Drinkwater

#achievement #among #asserted #commonly #english

The cemetery is my sense of comfort, my sanctuary in a world of darkness, the one piece of light that i have in my life.

Jessica Sorensen


I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that a text displays for continuing to generate different readings, without ever being completely consumed.

Umberto Eco

#capacity #completely #consumed #continuing #define

It almost felt like we were driving in our own world--like we were inside a snow globe--and there was music and sunlight and smiles and laughter floating in the air. And it was all self-contained in a beautiful bubble filled with glittering water that made things seem a little unreal, a little dream-like and hazy.

Melissa C. Walker

#dreamy #infinite #poetic #beauty

I wrapped my arms around me as tightly as I could, and stared up at the stars. Had I not been so cold and wanting to escape so badly, I could have stared at them forever: They were amazingly beautiful, so dense and bright. My eyes could get lost up there if I left them looking long enough. [...] They swallowed me up. They were like a hundred thousand tiny candles, sending out hope.

Lucy Christopher

#poetic-fiction #beauty

Nothing is poetical if plain daylight is not poetical; and no monster should amaze us if the normal man does not amaze.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

#daylight #does #man #monster #normal

That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

#disbelief #faith #moment #poetic #suspension

I didn’t want the person standing there, beside the bed, to have the same face I’d found so attractive at the airport. But you were there all right: the blue eyes, blondish hair, and tiny scar. Only you didn’t look beautiful this time. Just evil.

Lucy Christopher

#dark #poetic-fiction #beauty

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