I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again
Motivational and inspirational Quotes
The moment somebody says to me, "This is very risky," is the moment it becomes attractive to me
What you are must always displease you, if you would attain to that which you are not
Beware of trying to accomplish anything by force
A writer is rarely so well inspired as when he talks about himself
If you don’t go out in the woods
nothing will ever happen
and your life will never begin.
I didn't think about whether I was writing poems. I was thinking. And the more I was thinking, the more there was I didn't understand
Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butchers the poets equal there
Do not commit your poems to pages alone, sing them I pray you
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing
One starts an action simply because one must do something
Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame
I think and think for months, for years. Ninety-nine times the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right
Inspiration and genius - one and the same
The man who has never made a fool of himself in love will never be wise in love
A poet's hope: to be, like some valley cheese,local, but prized elsewhere
At twilight, nature is not without loveliness, though perhaps its chief use is to illustrate quotations from the poets
"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song"
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer
A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet,
though he has never written a line in all his life.
Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
Something made greater by ourselves and in turn that makes us greater
Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right!
Within each of us lies the power of our consent to health and sickness, to riches and poverty, to freedom and to slavery. It is we who control these, and not another.
You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?