Famous Quotes and Sayings

Good poetry seems too simple and natural a thing that when we meet it we wonder that all men are not always poets. Poetry is nothing but healthy speech

— Henry David Thoreau

I think it better that in times like these a poets mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right

— William Butler Yeats

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

— Robert Wyatt

Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers

— George Orwell

There is, in lovers, a certain infatuation of egotism they will have a witness of their happiness, cost that witness what it may

— Charlotte Bronte

People love the beads. Everyone really loves to catch them

— Jerry Maher

As soon as war is declared it will be impossible to hold the poets back. Rhyme is still the most effective drum

— Jean Giraudoux

Frost is the most sophisticated of poets

— Peter Davison

I have no interest in Shakespeare and all that British nonsense... I just wanted to get famous and all the rest is hogwash

— Anthony Hopkins

I wanted to be successful, not famous

— George Harrison

Irish poets, learn your trade, sing whatever is well made, scorn the sort now growing up all out of shape from toe to top

— William Butler Yeats

Love is done when Love's begun,
Sages say,
But have Sages known?
Truth adjourn your Boon
Without Day.

— Emily Dickinson

People happy in love have an air of intensity

— Stendhal

'A collected poems' is either a gravestone or a testimonial to survival

— Al Purdy

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

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

— Ingrid Bergman

A kiss is a rosy dot over the 'i' of loving.

— Cyrano de Bergerac

A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.

— Rupert Brooke

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.

— Thomas Carlyle

A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.

— Stendhal

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.

— Honore de Balzac

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

— C. S. Lewis

All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.

— Julie Andrews

All mankind love a lover.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.

— Andre Breton

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.

— William Shakespeare

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

— Plato

Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love. I'd stepped in it a few times.

— Rita Rudner

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

— Lao Tzu

Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?

— Richard Bach

Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.

— Samuel Lover

Do all things with love.

— Og Mandino

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.

— George Bernard Shaw

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.

— Judy Garland

Fortune and love favor the brave.

— Ovid

Friendship is Love without his wings!

— Lord Byron

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.

— Charles Caleb Colton

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

— Albert Einstein

How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself. Everybody should try it.

— Barbara Pym

I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.

— Theodore Dreiser

I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.

— Judy Garland

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.

— Daphne Rae

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.

— George Eliot

If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.

— Emmet Fox

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.

— A. A. Milne

If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.

— Michel de Montaigne

If you want to be loved, be lovable.

— Ovid

Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you'.

— Erich Fromm

In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.

— Erich Fromm

It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.

— Miguel de Unamuno

It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office.

— Shirley MacLaine

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

— Mother Teresa

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

— Victor Hugo