Above all, we must abolish hope in the heart of man. A calm despair, without angry convulsions, without reproaches to Heaven, is the essence of wisdom.
Quote by Alfred Victor Vigny
Only silence is great; all else is weakness.
Greatness is the dream of youth realized in old age.
Let the poet always walk thus
Next to being a great poet, is the power of understanding one
The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far...
The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the...
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Poets treat their experiences shamelessly; they exploit them
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The poet's voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one...
Modern poets talk against business, poor things, but all of us write for money. Beginners...
The true poem rests between the words.
The poet produces the beautiful by fixing his attention on something real
It is quite cruel that a poet cannot wander through his regions of enchantment without...
While pensive poets painful vigils keep - Sleepless themselves to give their readers sleep
The poet only desires exaltation and expansion. The poet only asks to get his head...
...pleasure, of course, is a slippery word.... Our pleasures ultimately belong to us, not to...
A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as...