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  • Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place. --Charles Baudelaire
  • 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. --William Hazlitt
  • Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement . . . says heaven and earth in one word . . . speaks of himself and his predicament as though for the first time. It has the virtue of being able to say twice as much as prose in half the time, and the drawback, if you do not give it your full attention, of seeming to say half as much in twice the time. --Christopher Fry
  • Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you- like music to the musician or Marxism to the Communist- or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations. --F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Poetry has become the higher algebra of metaphors. --José Ortega y Gasset
  • Perhaps no person can be a poet, or can even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind. --Thomas Babington Macaulay
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