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Eli Khamarov Quotes and Sayings
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Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast
possession of definition.
- Eli Khamarov

Related topics: Poetry

Most people are awaiting Virtual Reality;
I'm awaiting virtuous reality.
- Eli Khamarov

To admit there is no god is to provide free license
to pillage and rape with clear conscience.
- Eli Khamarov

The best things in life are unexpected -
because there were no expectations.
- Eli Khamarov

 

The belief in some being who can be the judge of all
human matters is a very comfortable one -
all wrongs will be righted and all rights will be rewarded.
- Eli Khamarov

Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit.
- Eli Khamarov

One failure is worth seven and a half successes.
- Eli Khamarov

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Poets have said that the reason to have children is
to give yourself immortality.
Immortality? Now that I have five children,
my only hope is that they are all out of the house before I die.
- Bill Cosby

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets,
how much the heart can hold.
- Zelda Fitzgerald

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

To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
- Walt Whitman

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

Sucking the marrow out of life
doesn't mean choking on the bone.
- Robin Williams as John Keating
in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society

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

Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to
give themselves importance.
- Jean Anouilh

The poets whom I knew then were all men and all seemed
dauntingly sure of themselves -
although I am sure that really they were as uncertain as I was.
- Helen Dunmore

The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the
vehicle of novelists and poets.
- Christopher Morley

I'm not, by nature, a collaborator.
My biggest influences were people like painters and poets.
These are solitary workers.
- Robert Wyatt

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
- T. S. Eliot

Written poetry is worth reading once,
and then should be destroyed.
Let the dead poets make way for others.
- Antonin Artaud

Poets, we know, are terribly sensitive people,
and in my observation one of the things they are most
sensitive about is money.
- Robert Penn Warren

Poets yearn, of course, to be published,
read, and understood, but they do little,
if anything, to set themselves above the common herd and the daily grind.
- Wislawa Szymborska

Many men of science and poets have in their own manner,
by various ways and means, and aided by others,
sought unceasingly to create a more tolerable world for everyone.
- Eyvind Johnson

All that a critic, as critic, can give poets is the
deadly encouragement that never ceases to remind them
of how heavy their inheritance is.
- Harold Bloom

Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars -
mere globs of gas atoms.
I, too, can see the stars on a desert night,
and feel them.
But do I see less or more?
- Richard P. Feynman

Francis Webb is easily our greatest poet and one of
the greatest poets in the world but he's hardly ever mentioned.
- Robert Adamson

But the West did not last long enough.
Its folk myths and heroes became stage properties of
Hollywood before the poets had begun to get to work on them.
- Christopher Dawson

In Russia all tyrants believe poets to be their worst enemies.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Children can write poetry and then, unless they're poets,
they stop when reach puberty.
- Dennis Potter

Let the poets cry themselves to sleep,
and all their tearful words will turn back into steam.
- Conor Oberst

One of my favorite poets, Neruda, writes close to the bone.
Though I know only a little Spanish,
I like to compare the Spanish and English lines and
see how the translator worked.
- Anita Diament

Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial,
but an indispensable experience, which entitles them
to mistake it for a universal one.
- Hannah Arendt

At this moment, by an undeserved stroke of fortune,
I am the direct voice of the poets of my race and the
indirect voice for the noble Spanish and Portuguese tongues.
- Gabriela Mistral

Most poets in their youth begin in adolescent sadness.
I find it more rewarding to end in gladness.
- James Broughton

Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is
bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables.
Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
- Thomas Aquinas

Poets don't draw.
They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again,
but differently.
- Jean Cocteau

She knows more of love than the poets can say,
and her eyes offer something that won't go away.
- Harry Chapin

It is strange, how quickly people want to obligate their poets,
as it were, on the exile.
- Peter Bichsel

When I began writing, I didn't read any other children's poets...
I didn't want to be influenced until I'd found my own voice.
Now I read them all.
- Jack Prelutsky

The community of poets I belong to is not as close as it used to be,
if only for the fact that our lives have become busier:
jobs,
children, and the like.
- John Barton

Of poets I put Virgil first - he was greatest.
- Mary MacLane

Poetry is the work of poets, not of peoples or communities;
artistic creation can never be anything but the production of an individual mind.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

Example moves the world more than doctrine.
The great exemplars are the poets of action,
and it makes little difference whether they be forces
for good or forces for evil.
- Henry Miller

Poets lose half the praise they should have got,
Could it be known what they discreetly blot.
- Edmund Waller

Poets go through a very tough apprenticeship in the use of words.
- Helen Dunmore

Poets are born, not paid.
- Addison Mizner

Poets, like whores, are only hated by each other.
- William Wycherley

It's difficult to get films made, especially films about poets.
- Dougray Scott

I decided that it was not wisdom that
enabled poets to write their poetry,
but a kind of instinct or inspiration,
such as you find in seers and prophets
who deliver all their sublime messages
without knowing in the least what they mean.
- Socrates

I do not think men have more talent.
There are a great many women in the arts;
novelists,
painters, sculptors, poets-but the proportion is far
lower in the field of song writing.
- Dorothy Fields

Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity.
- Samuel Beckett

Of course poets have morals and manners of their own,
and custom is no argument with them.
- Thomas Hardy

Frost is the most sophisticated of poets.
- Peter Davison

Saints have no moderation, nor do poets,
just exuberance.
- Anne Sexton

The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible.
- T. S. Eliot

Poets and heroes are of the same race,
the latter do what the former conceive.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the
art of telling lies skillfully.
- Aristotle

Poets are always ahead of things in a certain way,
their sense of language and their vision.
- Jim Jarmusch

Obviously one of the things that poets from Northern Ireland and beyond -
had to try to make sense of was what was happening
on a day-to-day political level.
- Paul Muldoon

There are some fine books and essays about that.
Lewis Hyde has written about alcoholism and poets and
the role that society gives its writers -
encouraging them to die.
- Sharon Olds

Poets, in their way, are practical men;
they are interested in results.
- Allen Tate

Southern poets are still writing narrative poems,
poems in forms, dramatic poems.
- Robert Morgan

Maybe the example of Southern fiction writing has been
so powerful that Southern poets have sort of keyed themselves to that.
- Robert Morgan

American poets celebrate their bodies,
very specifically, as Whitman did.
- Diane Wakoski

Poets are all who love, who feel great truths,
And tell them; and the truth of truths is love.
- Philip James Bailey

But there is some way in which poets believe that and this is dangerous,
too believe that their calling gives them a certain freedom.
A certain freedom to live in a free way.
- Peter Davison

The poets' scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone.
Genius survives; all else is claimed by death.
- Edmund Spenser

Poets write the words you have heard before but in a new sequence.
- Brian Harris

My favorite poets may not be your bread and butter.
I have more favorite poems than favorite poets.
- Rita Dove

In working on a poem, I love to revise.
Lots of younger poets don't enjoy this,
but in the process of revision I discover things.
- Rita Dove

The trouble with the performance poets is that they
don't seem to have read anything.
So there is not a real sense of the poetic tradition in their work.
- Peter Davison


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