Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
Superstition is the poetry of life.
Poetry makes life what light and music do the stage.
Poetry is written with tears, novels with blood, and history with invisible ink.
Poetry is what happens when nothing else can.
Poetry is the universal art of the spirit which has become free in itself and which is not tied down for its realization to external sensuous material; instead, it launches out exclusively in the inner space and the inner time of ideas and feelings.
Only poetry or madness could do justice to the noises.
One merit of poetry few persons will deny; it says more and in fewer words than prose.
Love is the poetry of the senses.
Explanations are such cheap poetry.