Archive for Quotations – Page 2

Gary Snyder

“Poetry is a lion because it eats and intensifies natural speech.”

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

“Poetry is from the frontiers of consciousness.”

Thomas Merton

“I think poetry must stay open all night in beautiful cellars.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Words are alive — cut them and they bleed.”

Anaïs Nin

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection.”

Guillaume Apollinaire

“The Kings who have died one by one are now reborn in poet’s hearts.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“You are the butterfly and you are gone.”

Rabindranath Tagore

“All night wild impulses
The only way to find a path
is to set fire to your life.”

Pablo Neruda

“A poet must achieve a balance between solitude and solidarity, between feeling
and action, between intimacy of mankind and the revelation of nature.”

Allen Ginsberg

“The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That’s what poetry does.”