Quotations About
poetry

One great advantage which poetry has over prose—one sense in which, we might even say, it is considerably more beautiful—is that it fills up space approximately three times as rapidly.

"The Book-End," Collecting Himself: James Thurber on Writing and Writers, Humor and Himself (1989).
Posted in: James Thurber

All that is worth remembering in life, is the poetry of it.

Lectures on the English Poets (1818)
Posted in: William Hazlitt

Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else.

Lectures on the English Poets (1818)
Posted in: William Hazlitt

Music is the universal language of mankind — poetry their universal pastime and delight.

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