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1.01_-_'Imitation'_the_common_principle_of_the_Arts_of_Poetry.
1.02_-_The_Objects_of_Imitation.
1.03_-_The_Manner_of_Imitation.
1.04_-_The_Origin_and_Development_of_Poetry.
1.05_-_Definition_of_the_Ludicrous,_and_a_brief_sketch_of_the_rise_of_Comedy.
1.06_-_Definition_of_Tragedy.
1.07_-_The_Plot_must_be_a_Whole.
1.08_-_The_Plot_must_be_a_Unity.
1.09_-_(Plot_continued.)_Dramatic_Unity.
1.10_-_(Plot_continued.)_Definitions_of_Simple_and_Complex_Plots.
1.11_-_(Plot_continued.)_Reversal_of_the_Situation,_Recognition,_and_Tragic_or_disastrous_Incident_defined_and_explained.
1.12_-_The_'quantitative_parts'_of_Tragedy_defined.
1.13_-_(Plot_continued.)_What_constitutes_Tragic_Action.
1.14_-_(Plot_continued.)_The_tragic_emotions_of_pity_and_fear_should_spring_out_of_the_Plot_itself.
1.15_-_The_element_of_Character_in_Tragedy.
1.16_-_(Plot_continued.)_Recognition__its_various_kinds,_with_examples
1.17_-_Practical_rules_for_the_Tragic_Poet.
1.18_-_Further_rules_for_the_Tragic_Poet.
1.19_-_Thought,_or_the_Intellectual_element,_and_Diction_in_Tragedy.
1.20_-_Diction,_or_Language_in_general.
1.21__-_Poetic_Diction.
1.22_-_(Poetic_Diction_continued.)_How_Poetry_combines_elevation_of_language_with_perspicuity.
1.23_-_Epic_Poetry.
1.24_-_(Epic_Poetry_continued.)_Further_points_of_agreement_with_Tragedy.
1.25_-_Critical_Objections_brought_against_Poetry,_and_the_principles_on_which_they_are_to_be_answered.
1.26_-_A_general_estimate_of_the_comparative_worth_of_Epic_Poetry_and_Tragedy.



ARISTOTLE'S POETICS

I

I propose to treat of Poetry in itself and of its various kinds, noting the essential quality of each; to inquire into the structure of the plot as requisite to a good poem; into the number and nature of the parts of which a poem is composed; and similarly into whatever else falls within the same inquiry. Following, then, the order of nature, let us begin with the principles which come first.

Epic poetry and Tragedy, Comedy also and Dithyrambic: poetry, and the music of the flute and of the lyre in most of their forms, are all in their general conception modes of imitation. They differ, however, from one: another in three respects,--the medium, the objects, the manner or mode of imitation, being in each case distinct.

For as there are persons who, by conscious art or mere habit, imitate and represent various objects through the medium of colour and form, or again by the voice; so in the arts above mentioned, taken as a whole, the imitation is produced by rhythm, language, or 'harmony,' either singly or combined.

Thus in the music of the flute and of the lyre, 'harmony' and rhythm alone are employed; also in other arts, such as that of the shepherd's pipe, which are essentially similar to these. In dancing, rhythm alone is used without 'harmony'; for even dancing imitates character, emotion, and action, by rhythmical movement.

There is another art which imitates by means of language alone, and that either in prose or verse--which, verse, again, may either combine different metres or consist of but one kind--but this has hitherto been without a name. For there is no common term we could apply to the mimes of Sophron and Xenarchus and the Socratic dialogues on the one hand; and, on the other, to poetic imitations in iambic, elegiac, or any similar metre. People do, indeed, add the word 'maker' or 'poet' to the name of the metre, and speak of elegiac poets, or epic (that is, hexameter) poets, as if it were not the imitation that makes the poet, but the verse that entitles them all indiscriminately to the name. Even when a treatise on medicine or natural science is brought out in verse, the name of poet is by custom given to the author; and yet Homer and
Empedocles have nothing in common but the metre, so that it would be right to call the one poet, the other physicist rather than poet. On the same principle, even if a writer in his poetic imitation were to combine all metres, as Chaeremon did in his Centaur, which is a medley composed of metres of all kinds, we should bring him too under the general term poet. So much then for these distinctions.

There are, again, some arts which employ all the means above mentioned, namely, rhythm, tune, and metre. Such are Dithyrambic and Nomic poetry, and also Tragedy and Comedy; but between them the difference is, that in the first two cases these means are all employed in combination, in the latter, now one means is employed, now another.

Such, then, are the differences of the arts with respect to the medium of imitation.





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1.01_-_'Imitation'_the_common_principle_of_the_Arts_of_Poetry.
1.02_-_The_Objects_of_Imitation.
1.03_-_The_Manner_of_Imitation.
1.04_-_The_Origin_and_Development_of_Poetry.
1.05_-_Definition_of_the_Ludicrous,_and_a_brief_sketch_of_the_rise_of_Comedy.
1.06_-_Definition_of_Tragedy.
1.07_-_The_Plot_must_be_a_Whole.
1.08_-_The_Plot_must_be_a_Unity.
1.09_-_(Plot_continued.)_Dramatic_Unity.
1.10_-_(Plot_continued.)_Definitions_of_Simple_and_Complex_Plots.
1.11_-_(Plot_continued.)_Reversal_of_the_Situation,_Recognition,_and_Tragic_or_disastrous_Incident_defined_and_explained.
1.12_-_The_'quantitative_parts'_of_Tragedy_defined.
1.13_-_(Plot_continued.)_What_constitutes_Tragic_Action.
1.14_-_(Plot_continued.)_The_tragic_emotions_of_pity_and_fear_should_spring_out_of_the_Plot_itself.
1.15_-_The_element_of_Character_in_Tragedy.
1.16_-_(Plot_continued.)_Recognition__its_various_kinds,_with_examples
1.17_-_Practical_rules_for_the_Tragic_Poet.
1.18_-_Further_rules_for_the_Tragic_Poet.
1.19_-_Thought,_or_the_Intellectual_element,_and_Diction_in_Tragedy.
1.20_-_Diction,_or_Language_in_general.
1.21__-_Poetic_Diction.
1.22_-_(Poetic_Diction_continued.)_How_Poetry_combines_elevation_of_language_with_perspicuity.
1.23_-_Epic_Poetry.
1.24_-_(Epic_Poetry_continued.)_Further_points_of_agreement_with_Tragedy.
1.25_-_Critical_Objections_brought_against_Poetry,_and_the_principles_on_which_they_are_to_be_answered.

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1.1.1.01 - Three Elements of Poetic Creation
1.1.1.04 - Joy of Poetic Creation
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1.22 - (Poetic Diction continued.) How Poetry combines elevation of language with perspicuity.
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poetically ::: adv. --> In a poetic manner.

poetical ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to poetry; suitable for poetry, or for writing poetry; as, poetic talent, theme, work, sentiments.
Expressed in metrical form; exhibiting the imaginative or the rhythmical quality of poetry; as, a poetical composition; poetical prose.

poetic ::: a. --> Alt. of Poetical

poetics ::: n. --> The principles and rules of the art of poetry.

poeticule ::: n. --> A poetaster.

poetically ::: adv. --> In a poetic manner.

poetical ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to poetry; suitable for poetry, or for writing poetry; as, poetic talent, theme, work, sentiments.
Expressed in metrical form; exhibiting the imaginative or the rhythmical quality of poetry; as, a poetical composition; poetical prose.

poetic ::: a. --> Alt. of Poetical

poetics ::: n. --> The principles and rules of the art of poetry.

poeticule ::: n. --> A poetaster.

Poetical Works of John Milton (London, 1794),

Poetical Works of John Milton.

Poetical Works of John Milton. According to Ambe-

Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser. Boston and New

poetic: Related to a poetry; Characteristic of poets; description of persons, objects, or ideas that connect to the soul of the beholder

poetic techniques: Devices used in poems to create effect, such as metaphors, enjambment and alliteration.

poetico: poetic discourse


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1:Sight is the essential poetic gift. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
2:All great poetic utterance is discovery. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
3:Vision is the characteristic power of the poet. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
4:It is the seeing mind that is the master of poetic utterance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry The Word and the Spirit,
5:Sheer objectivity brings us down from art to photography. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
6:Rhythm is the most potent, founding element of poetic expression. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry Recent English Poetry - II,
7:The lyrical impulse is the original and spontaneous creator of the poetic form, ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry The Form and the Spirit,
8:The native power of poetry is in its sight, not in its intellectual thought-matter. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
9:The poetic word is a vehicle of the spirit, the chosen medium of the soul’s self-expression. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry The Word and the Spirit,
10:I do not like mystical language, and yet I hardly know how to express what I mean without employing phrases that sound poetic rather than scientific. ~ Bertrand Russell,
11:The nearer we get to the absolute Ananda, the greater becomes our joy in man and the universe. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry The Soul of Poetic Delight and Beauty,
12:The expression of the spiritual through the aesthetic sense is the constant sense of Indian art. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry The Soul of Poetic Delight and Beauty,
13:The life values are only poetic when they have come out heightened and changed into soul values. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry The Soul of Poetic Delight and Beauty,
14:Delight is the soul of existence, beauty the intense impression, the concentrated form of delight. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry The Soul of Poetic Delight and Beauty,
15:The day when we get back to the ancient worship of delight and beauty, will be our day of salvation ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry The Soul of Poetic Delight and Beauty,
16:Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
17:If the philosopher makes his thought substance of poetry, he ceases to be a philosophic thinker and becomes a poet-seer of Truth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
18:Realistic art does not and cannot give us a scientifically accurate presentation of life, because Art is not and cannot be Science. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
19:The essence of religion is an aspiration and adoration of the soul towards the Divine, the Self, the Supreme, the Eternal, the Infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry The Sun of Poetic Truth,
20:It is not sufficient for poetry to attain high intensities of word and rhythm; it must have, to fill them, an answering intensity of vision. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
21:The attempt to diminish the subjective view to the vanishing-point so as to get an accurate presentation is proper to science, not to poetry. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
22:The poet really creates out of himself and not out of what he sees outwardly: that outward seeing only serves to excite the inner vision to its work. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
23:Only a god can save us. The only possibility available to us is that by thinking and poeticizing we prepare a readiness for the appearance of a god, or for the absence of a god in [our] decline, insofar as in view of the absent god we are in a state of decline ~ Martin Heidegger,
24:Our natural being is a part of cosmic Nature and our spiritual being exists only by the supreme Transcendence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry The Sun of Poetic Truth,
25:The very same brain centers that interpret and feel physical pain also become activated during experiences of emotional rejection. In brain scans, they light up in response to social ostracism, just as they would when triggered by physically harmful stimuli. When people speak of feeling hurt or of having emotional pain, they are not being abstract or poetic, but scientifically quite precise. ~ Gabor Mate,
26:It drew from sight and sound spiritual power,Made sense a road to reach the intangible:It thrilled with the supernal influencesThat build the substance of life’s deeper soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
27:Shakespeare said that art is a mirror held up to nature. And that's what it is. The nature is your nature, and all of these wonderful poetic images of mythology are referring to something in you. When your mind is trapped by the image out there so that you never make the reference to yourself, you have misread the image.The inner world is the world of your requirements and your energies and your structure and your possibilities that meets the outer world. And the outer world is the field of your incarnation. That's where you are. You've got to keep both going. As Novalis said, 'The seat of the soul is there where the inner and outer worlds meet. ~ Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth ,
28:Therefore, we can attain the overmental consciousness in many different ways: through religious passion, through poetic, intellectual, artistic, or heroic zeal, or through anything that helps man to exceed himself. - Sri Aurobindo assigned a special place to art, which he considered one of the major means of spiritual progress. Unfortunately, artists and creators too often have a considerable ego standing in the way, which is their main difficulty. The religious man, who has worked to dissolve his ego, finds it easier, but he rarely attains universality through his own individual efforts, leaping instead beyond the individual without bothering to develop all the intermediate rungs of the personal consciousness, and when he reaches the top he no longer has a ladder to come down, or he does not want to come down, or there is no individual self left to express what he sees, or else his old individual self tries its best to express his new consciousness, provided he feels the need to express anything at all. ~ Satprem,
29:Inspiration is always a very uncertain thing; it comes when it chooses, stops suddenly before it has finished its work, refuses to descend when it is called. This is a well-known affliction, perhaps of all artists, but certainly of poets. There are some who can command it at will; those who, I think, are more full of an abundant poetic energy than careful for perfection; others who oblige it to come whenever they put pen to paper but with these the inspiration is either not of a high order or quite unequal in its levels. Again there are some who try to give it a habit of coming by always writing at the same time; Virgil with his nine lines first written, then perfected every morning, Milton with his fifty epic lines a day, are said to have succeeded in regularising their inspiration. It is, I suppose, the same principle which makes Gurus in India prescribe for their disciples a meditation at the same fixed hour every day. It succeeds partially of course, for some entirely, but not for everybody. For myself, when the inspiration did not come with a rush or in a stream,-for then there is no difficulty,-I had only one way, to allow a certain kind of incubation in which a large form of the thing to be done threw itself on the mind and then wait for the white heat in which the entire transcription could rapidly take place. But I think each poet has his own way of working and finds his own issue out of inspiration's incertitudes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry Inspiration and Effort - I,
30:I know some individuals who make this their daily practice: starting at the beginning and reading a canto or half a canto every day till they reach the end and then starting at the beginning again, and in that way they have gone through the whole of Savitri many times. When this is done in groups there's really no doubt that by this going through the whole soundbody of the epic from beginning to end aloud, there must be built up a very strong force field of vibrations. It is definitely of benefit to the people who participate in it. But again I would say that the effect or benefit of this sacrifice will be richer to the extent that the reading is done with understanding and above all with soul surrender. It shouldn't become a mere ritual.Sri Aurobindo's mantric lines, repeated one after the other, will always have their power; but the power will be much greater if the mind can participate, and the will and the heart.I have also heard of some groups who select one line that seems to have a particular mantric power and then within the group they chant that line many, many times. They concentrate on that one special line, and try to take its vibrations deep into themselves. Again I am sure that this is very beneficial to those who practice it.In that way the words enter very deeply into the consciousness. There they resonate and do their work, and perhaps not just the surface meaning but the deeper meaning and the deeper vibrations may reveal their full depth to those who undertake this exercise if it is done with self-dedication, with a true aspiration to internalise the heart of the meaning, not just as a mere repetition.At another end of the spectrum of possible approaches to Savitri, we can say there would be the aesthetic approach, the approach of enjoying it for its poetic beauty. I met a gentleman a couple of months ago, who told me, "We have faith in Sri Aurobindo, but it is so difficult to understand his books. We tried with The Life Divine, we tried with The Synthesis of Yoga but we found them so difficult. ~ collab summer & fall 2011,
31:The modern distinction is that the poet appeals to the imagination and not to the intellect. But there are many kinds of imagination; the objective imagination which visualises strongly the outward aspects of life and things; the subjective imagination which visualises strongly the mental and emotional impressions they have the power to start in the mind; the imagination which deals in the play of mental fictions and to which we give the name of poetic fancy; the aesthetic imagination which delights in the beauty of words and images for their own sake and sees no farther. All these have their place in poetry, but they only give the poet his materials, they are only the first instruments in the creation of poetic style. The essential poetic imagination does not stop short with even the most subtle reproductions of things external or internal, with the richest or delicatest play of fancy or with the most beautiful colouring of word or image. It is creative, not of either the actual or the fictitious, but of the more and the most real; it sees the spiritual truth of things, - of this truth too there are many gradations, - which may take either the actual or the ideal for its starting-point. The aim of poetry, as of all true art, is neither a photographic or otherwise realistic imitation of Nature, nor a romantic furbishing and painting or idealistic improvement of her image, but an interpretation by the images she herself affords us, not on one but on many planes of her creation, of that which she conceals from us, but is ready, when rightly approached, to reveal. This is the true, because the highest and essential aim of poetry; but the human mind arrives at it only by a succession of steps, the first of which seems far enough from its object. It begins by stringing its most obvious and external ideas, feelings and sensations of things on a thread of verse in a sufficient language of no very high quality. But even when it gets to a greater adequacy and effectiveness, it is often no more than a vital, an emotional or an intellectual adequacy and effectiveness. There is a strong vital poetry which powerfully appeals to our sensations and our sense of life, like much of Byron or the less inspired mass of the Elizabethan drama; a strong emotional poetry which stirs our feelings and gives us the sense and active image of the passions; a strong intellectual poetry which satisfies our curiosity about life and its mechanism, or deals with its psychological and other "problems", or shapes for us our thoughts in an effective, striking and often quite resistlessly quotable fashion. All this has its pleasures for the mind and the surface soul in us, and it is certainly quite legitimate to enjoy them and to enjoy them strongly and vividly on our way upward; but if we rest content with these only, we shall never get very high up the hill of the Muses. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry ,
32:This greater Force is that of the Illumined Mind, a Mind no longer of higher Thought, but of spiritual light. Here the clarity of the spiritual intelligence, its tranquil daylight, gives place or subordinates itself to an intense lustre, a splendour and illumination of the spirit: a play of lightnings of spiritual truth and power breaks from above into the consciousness and adds to the calm and wide enlightenment and the vast descent of peace which characterise or accompany the action of the larger conceptual-spiritual principle, a fiery ardour of realisation and a rapturous ecstasy of knowledge. A downpour of inwardly visible Light very usually envelops this action; for it must be noted that, contrary to our ordinary conceptions, light is not primarily a material creation and the sense or vision of light accompanying the inner illumination is not merely a subjective visual image or a symbolic phenomenon: light is primarily a spiritual manifestation of the Divine Reality illuminative and creative; material light is a subsequent representation or conversion of it into Matter for the purposes of the material Energy. There is also in this descent the arrival of a greater dynamic, a golden drive, a luminous enthousiasmos of inner force and power which replaces the comparatively slow and deliberate process of the Higher Mind by a swift, sometimes a vehement, almost a violent impetus of rapid transformation. But these two stages of the ascent enjoy their authority and can get their own united completeness only by a reference to a third level; for it is from the higher summits where dwells the intuitional being that they derive the knowledge which they turn into thought or sight and bring down to us for the mind's transmutation. Intuition is a power of consciousness nearer and more intimate to the original knowledge by identity; for it is always something that leaps out direct from a concealed identity. It is when the consciousness of the subject meets with the consciousness in the object, penetrates it and sees, feels or vibrates with the truth of what it contacts, that the intuition leaps out like a spark or lightning-flash from the shock of the meeting; or when the consciousness, even without any such meeting, looks into itself and feels directly and intimately the truth or the truths that are there or so contacts the hidden forces behind appearances, then also there is the outbreak of an intuitive light; or, again, when the consciousness meets the Supreme Reality or the spiritual reality of things and beings and has a contactual union with it, then the spark, the flash or the blaze of intimate truth-perception is lit in its depths. This close perception is more than sight, more than conception: it is the result of a penetrating and revealing touch which carries in it sight and conception as part of itself or as its natural consequence. A concealed or slumbering identity, not yet recovering itself, still remembers or conveys by the intuition its own contents and the intimacy of its self-feeling and self-vision of things, its light of truth, its overwhelming and automatic certitude. ... Intuition is always an edge or ray or outleap of a superior light; it is in us a projecting blade, edge or point of a far-off supermind light entering into and modified by some intermediate truth-mind substance above us and, so modified, again entering into and very much blinded by our ordinary or ignorant mind substance; but on that higher level to which it is native its light is unmixed and therefore entirely and purely veridical, and its rays are not separated but connected or massed together in a play of waves of what might almost be called in the Sanskrit poetic figure a sea or mass of stable lightnings. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine ,
33:There's an idea in Christianity of the image of God as a Trinity. There's the element of the Father, there's the element of the Son, and there's the element of the Holy Spirit. It's something like the spirit of tradition, human beings as the living incarnation of that tradition, and the spirit in people that makes relationship with the spirit and individuals possible. I'm going to bounce my way quickly through some of the classical, metaphorical attributes of God, so that we kind of have a cloud of notions about what we're talking about, when we return to Genesis 1 and talk about the God who spoke chaos into Being.There's a fatherly aspect, so here's what God as a father is like. You can enter into a covenant with it, so you can make a bargain with it. Now, you think about that. Money is like that, because money is a bargain you make with the future. We structured our world so that you can negotiate with the future. I don't think that we would have got to the point where we could do that without having this idea to begin with. You can act as if the future's a reality; there's a spirit of tradition that enables you to act as if the future is something that can be bargained with. That's why you make sacrifices. The sacrifices were acted out for a very long period of time, and now they're psychological. We know that you can sacrifice something valuable in the present and expect that you're negotiating with something that's representing the transcendent future. That's an amazing human discovery. No other creature can do that; to act as if the future is real; to know that you can bargain with reality itself, and that you can do it successfully. It's unbelievable.It responds to sacrifice. It answers prayers. I'm not saying that any of this is true, by the way. I'm just saying what the cloud of ideas represents. It punishes and rewards. It judges and forgives. It's not nature. One of the things weird about the Judeo-Christian tradition is that God and nature are not the same thing, at all. Whatever God is, partially manifest in this logos, is something that stands outside of nature. I think that's something like consciousness as abstracted from the natural world. It built Eden for mankind and then banished us for disobedience. It's too powerful to be touched. It granted free will. Distance from it is hell. Distance from it is death. It reveals itself in dogma and in mystical experience, and it's the law. That's sort of like the fatherly aspect.The son-like aspect. It speaks chaos into order. It slays dragons and feeds people with the remains. It finds gold. It rescues virgins. It is the body and blood of Christ. It is a tragic victim, scapegoat, and eternally triumphant redeemer simultaneously. It cares for the outcast. It dies and is reborn. It is the king of kings and hero of heroes. It's not the state, but is both the fulfillment and critic of the state. It dwells in the perfect house. It is aiming at paradise or heaven. It can rescue from hell. It cares for the outcast. It is the foundation and the cornerstone that was rejected. It is the spirit of the law.The spirit-like aspect. It's akin to the human soul. It's the prophetic voice. It's the still, small voice of conscience. It's the spoken truth. It's called forth by music. It is the enemy of deceit, arrogance, and resentment. It is the water of life. It burns without consuming. It's a blinding light.That's a very well-developed set of poetic metaphors. These are all...what would you say...glimpses of the transcendent ideal. That's the right way of thinking about it. They're glimpses of the transcendent ideal, and all of them have a specific meaning. In part, what we're going to do is go over that meaning, as we continue with this series. What we've got now is a brief description, at least, of what this is. ~ Jordan Peterson, Biblical Series 1,

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7:That's poetic in its malevolence ~ Jordan Peterson
8:That's poetic in its malevolence ~ Jordan B Peterson
9:Edgar Allan Poe's Complete Poetical Works ~ Anonymous
10:—You’re very poetic.
—No, just sad. ~ Jos Saramago
11:The freedom of poetic license. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
12:God is the poetic genius in each of us. ~ William Blake
13:There is no art without a poetic aim. ~ Edouard Vuillard
14:Black is not sad... Black is poetic. ~ Ann Demeulemeester
15:My secrets must be poetic to be believable. ~ Mick Jagger
16:Reformed, Poetic Ministry for an Opium Addict ~ Anonymous
17:Thrift is poetic because it is creative. ~ G K Chesterton
18:~ Hutchinson's Poetical Works of Percy Shelley, 1905.

19:A truly poetic canvas is an awakened dream. ~ Rene Magritte
20:But I like how free sounds all poetic-like. ~ Emily Murdoch
21:Poetic truth is viewed as wild raving. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
22:you are
so delicious
to my poetic side. ~ Sanober Khan
23:Marriage is a sort of poetical see-saw. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton
24:The poetic image exists apart from causality. ~ Gaston Bachelard
25:Poetics is a science for stammering poets. ~ Shirley Geok lin Lim
26:There are no poetic ideas; only poetic utterances. ~ Evelyn Waugh
27:I always grow poetic when I am lying to myself. ~ Ursula K Le Guin
28:her writing is beautiful and poetic and how dare she. ~ Amy Poehler
29:And don't worry about your lineage poetic or natural. ~ Frank O Hara
30:Man is a poetical animal, and delights in fiction. ~ William Hazlitt
31:Mud is the most poetical thing in the world. ~ Reginald Horace Blyth
32:Retribution. Poetic justice. Just deserts. Comeuppance. ~ Alex Flinn
33:Înclinarea spre lene - desfrâul sufletelor poetice. ~ Honor de Balzac
34:There may be more poetry than justice in poetic justice. ~ George Will
35:And don't worry about your lineage
poetic or natural. ~ Frank O Hara
36:Homeopathy seemed . . . both mathematical and poetic. ~ Scarlett Thomas
37:The inner and poetic illumination of his life came from me. ~ Ana s Nin
38:The most poetical thing in the world is not being sick. ~ G K Chesterton
39:He was such a bad writer, they revoked his poetic license. ~ Milton Berle
40:I wax poetic On the beauty of sewers Real short poem. Done ~ Rick Riordan
41:Poetry, that is to say the poetic, is a primal necessity. ~ Marianne Moore
42:the beauty of poetic apprehension, the infinite joy of reason. ~ Ian McEwan
43:The study of sickness is the most poetic of the sciences. ~ Thomas Bernhard
44:As we are poetical in our natures, so we delight in fable. ~ William Hazlitt
45:... some strangely poetic business about this telephone booth. ~ J G Ballard
46:There is a pleasure in poetic pains / Which only poets know. ~ William Cowper
47:I get a little poetic sometimes. The moonlight does that to me. ~ Julie Kagawa
48:The most poetical thing in the world is not being sick. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton
49:If you can't give me poetry, can't you give me poetical science? ~ Ada Lovelace
50:It is impossible, to me at least, to be poetical in cold weather. ~ George Eliot
51:May your soul flower into mystical blossoms of poetic ecstasy. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi
52:What an awful thing, to be poetic at heart in a spiteful place. ~ Zachary Koukol
53:Wherever poesie can be felt, all poetic touches are superfluous. ~ Robert Walser
54:After all, the commonplaces are the great poetic truths. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
55:I love chaos.... It's the poetic element in a dull and ordered world. ~ Ben Shahn
56:- How is he in bed? Gladiator or poet?
- Hmmm... A poetic gladiator. ~ J D Robb
57:Melancholy is ... the most legitimate of all the poetical tones. ~ Edgar Allan Poe
58:Even the moon is only poetical because there is a man in the moon. ~ G K Chesterton
59:The poetic heart is not to be trusted with long-term decision-making. ~ Nicola Yoon
60:The tickling of the sounds of the hearts is more poetic than any poem. ~ Shikha Kaul
61:Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart. ~ Pablo Casals
62:Poetic knowledge is born in the great silence of scientific knowledge. ~ Aime Cesaire
63:The poetic image is a sudden salience on the surface of the psyche ~ Gaston Bachelard
64:I wax poetic
On the beauty of sewers
Real short poem. Done
~ Rick Riordan
65:In poetic thought, the role of the subconscious is played by euphony. ~ Joseph Brodsky
66:No revolutionary movement is complete without its poetical expression. ~ James Connolly
67:...the problem with poetic justice is that it never knows when to stop. ~ Barry Hughart
68:One man's piss-soaked sadomasochistic orgy is another man's poetic ecstasy. ~ Dan Savage
69:Even the moon is only poetical because there is a man in the moon. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton
70:Are all things quantifiable, and all numbers fraught with poetic possibility? ~ Y ko Ogawa
71:Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius. ~ Thomas Carlyle
72:Sappho and Emily Dickinson are the only woman geniuses in poetic history. ~ Camille Paglia
73:Generous in spirit, richly poetic, and packed with memorable characters. ~ Lawrence Millman
74:Life is an enigma. We have to approach it not scientifically but poetically. ~ Ronald Frame
75:Photography is not documentary, but intuition, a poetic experience. ~ Henri Cartier Bresson
76:I always had understood that dying of love was mere poetic license. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez
77:I always had understood that dying of love was mere poetic license. ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
78:If a conclusion is not poetically balanced, it cannot be scientifically true. ~ Isaac Asimov
79:Life is an enigma. We have to approach it not scientifically, but poetically. ~ Ronald Frame
80:Of all kinds of ambition, that which pursues poetical fame is the wildest ~ Oliver Goldsmith
81:To the delight of the poetic little gutter boys in the little grey streets. ~ G K Chesterton
82:A novelist has a specific poetic license which also applies to his own life. ~ Jerzy Kosinski
83:I had come for certitude, but the poetic speech does not give certitude. ~ Walter Brueggemann
84:Latino poets, are really having a significant impact on American poetics today. ~ Kwame Dawes
85:Life is an enigma. We have to approach it not scientifically but poetically.”  ~ Ronald Frame
86:America was based on a poetic vision. What will happen when it loses its poetry? ~ Azar Nafisi
87:I have never considered myself a poet. I have no interest in poetic artistry. ~ Muhammad Iqbal
88:Japanese medical people are traditionally very strange and creepily poetic. ~ David Cronenberg
89:It is better to live in a world of poetic meaning rather than hardcore reality. ~ Mark Gonzales
90:Oh for a seat in some poetic nook, Just hid with trees and sparkling with a brook! ~ Leigh Hunt
91:That's what poetic speech is for--for the things that are true but don't make sense. ~ Joe Hill
92:You need a poetic touch from the outer space? Then you need the moonlight! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
93:It had been raining, that gray, unpoetic rain of midwinter in a dreary suburb. ~ Alice McDermott
94:I write autobiographically, although I apply liberal amounts of poetic license. ~ Michael Franks
95:Thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste. ~ G K Chesterton
96:Zen Makes use, to a great extent, of poetical expressions; Zen is wedded to poetry. ~ D T Suzuki
97:He calls me desperate (on my tombstone)
I hope poetic license will allow: HUNGRY ~ Eli Coppola
98:Finance is often poetically just; it punishes the reckless with special fervor. ~ Roger Lowenstein
99:It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: you are all stardust. ~ Lawrence M Krauss
100:I’ve been destroying, destroying, destroying myself in longing for poetic truth… ~ Edgar Allan Poe
101:The poetical language of an age should be the current language heightened. ~ Gerard Manley Hopkins
102:Yeah, whatever,” I said finally, the two most unpoetic words in the English language. ~ Emma Scott
103:If the poet has pursued a moral objective, he has diminished his poetic force. ~ Charles Baudelaire
104:One of the most original and poetic works of cinema made anywhere in the seventies. ~ Werner Herzog
105:The laws of physics in my stories are poetic. So they don’t complain when I break them. ~ Ben Loory
106:A poem is really a kind of machine for producing the poetic state by means of words. ~ Paul Verlaine
107:... It's the rare
God who needs less stroking that a rock
Star or poetician ... ~ Alice Fulton
108:Life is an enigma. We have to approach it not 'just' scientifically, but poetically.  ~ Ronald Frame
109:Markus Müller, “Interview with René Girard,” Anthropoetics 2, no. 1 (June 1996): 3–5. 2 ~ Ren Girard
110:Of all races and eras these States with veins full of poetical stuff most need poets, ~ Walt Whitman
111:Sir Storm, I have decided that you are a god of poetic justice."
Baka to Storm ~ Victoria Danann
112:A garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy ~ Luis Barragan
113:Sight is the essential poetic gift. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
114:I have never, ever sought validation from the arbiters of British poetic taste. ~ Linton Kwesi Johnson
115:Nici o poetica din lume nu atinge perfectiunea si semnificatia celei mai timide flori. ~ Mircea Eliade
116:Thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton
117:A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses. ~ Jean Cocteau
118:Here they are, all in one place. Circle back to them when you need some poetic shine. ~ Boris Pasternak
119:The poetic element lying hidden in most women is the source of their magnetic attraction. ~ Victor Hugo
120:The present is never poetic as it serves necessity, necessity, however, is prosaic. ~ Franz Grillparzer
121:A proper building grows naturally, logically, and poetically out of all its conditions. ~ Louis Sullivan
122:I have decided that the problem with poetic justice is that it never knows when to stop. ~ Barry Hughart
123:The poetic notion of infinity is far greater than that which is sponsored by any creed. ~ Joseph Brodsky
124:Give me an atlas over a guidebook any day. There is no more poetic book in the world. ~ Judith Schalansky
125:Poetic success is when you write a poem that makes you excited and bewildered and aglow. ~ Matthea Harvey
126:The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world. ~ Edgar Allan Poe
127:The primary and literal meaning of the Bible, then, is its centripetal or poetic meaning. ~ Northrop Frye
128:All great poetic utterance is discovery. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
129:He has no theistic beliefs, but shares the poetic naturalism that the cosmos provokes in ~ Richard Dawkins
130:The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world. ~ Edgar Allan Poe
131:A man with an Irish accent could sound wise and poetic and interesting even when he wasn’t. ~ Kate Atkinson
132:I could I trust starve like a gentleman. It's listed as part of the poetic training, you know. ~ Ezra Pound
133:I veer more toward the philosophical and the poetic than I do toward the alert and angry. ~ Michelle Stuart
134:The trick to songwriting is writing in a poetic enough way that other people can identify with it. ~ Lights
135:The whole of March 18 was so poetically and emotionally satisfying that I went a little wild. ~ Qiu Miaojin
136:Three things that enrich the poet: Myths, poetic power, a store of ancient verse. ~ The Red Book of Hergest
137:A poetic list is a talent in itself. You can write a list of things, and it can be boring. ~ Pattiann Rogers
138:A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.
~ Jean Cocteau
139:that willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
140:Cities who do not have trams always look less literary, less poetic, and less mysterious! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
141:It is a part of probability that many improbable things will happen.   —Aristotle, Poetics, XXV ~ Megan Chance
142:That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
143:At bottom, no real object is unpoetical, if the poet knows how to use it properly. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
144:At somewhere around 10 syllables, the English poetic line is at its most relaxed and manageable. ~ James Fenton
145:Burroughs's voice is hard, derisive, inventive, free, funny, serious, poetic, indelibly American. ~ Joan Didion
146:Happiness lends poetic charms to woman, and dress adorns her like a delicate tinge of rouge. ~ Honore de Balzac
147:Mr. Rihani is a man of ardent poetic temperament, a clever poet, and a man of unworldly ideals. ~ Edwin Markham
148:To find beauty in the sad, hope in the midst of loss, and dignity in failure is great poetic art. ~ David Mamet
149:It is the supreme proof of a man being prosaic that he always insists on poetry being poetical. ~ G K Chesterton
150:Your dreams are a poetic reflection of your soul's wishes. Be courageous enough to follow them. ~ Steve Maraboli
151:He once starved a woman to the brink of death, trying to break her. Poetic justice, he reflected. ~ Ilona Andrews
152:In the end it wasn't death or terror that shattered them. It was someone else's love. How poetic. ~ Kelsey Sutton
153:I think that things are poetic when they don't have a boundary. Without rules. My life is poetic. ~ Mark Gonzales
154:Vision is the characteristic power of the poet. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
155:How poetic you are," she said. "I've a notion that poetry is the highest form of self-deception. ~ Gregory Maguire
156:I believe in poetic discourse, in the value of speech in a non-naturalistic way; it's speculative. ~ Howard Barker
157:Many a good poetic vein is buried under a trade, and never produces any thing for want of improvement. ~ John Locke
158:The poetic does not misrepresent the speech one half so much as the speech misrepresents the soul. ~ G K Chesterton
159:Agosins poetic language engages the reader in a mesmerizing journey of inward reflection and exile. ~ Isabel Allende
160:As to the pure mind all things are pure, so to the poetic mind all things are poetical. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
161:I begin a book with imagery, more than I do with an idea or a character. Some kind of poetic image. ~ Rachel Kushner
162:Jazz is not something that can be defined through blunt instruments. It is much more poetic than that. ~ Pat Metheny
163:There is nothing as dreamy and poetic, nothing as radical, subversive, and psychedelic as mathematics ~ Paul Lockhart
164:Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind ~ Max Eastman
165:I think anyone who follows me knows how I react. It's not always poetic and perfect but neither am I. ~ Chrissy Teigen
166:It’s a bit poetic that it is so easy to take advantage of those who have no advantages to begin with. ~ Dathan Auerbach
167:Painting is so poetic, while sculpture is more logical and scientific and makes you worry about gravity. ~ Damien Hirst
168:There is nothing more poetically inspiring Than loving the right person At the wrong place At the wrong time ~ L J Shen
169:The use of historical events and places in this novel are a respectful mix of fact and poetic license. ~ Suanne Laqueur
170:A nursery rhyme character...they don't like that term. They prefer "Preadolescent Poetic Personalities". ~ Robert Rankin
171:Fallen woman." The term made a sort of poetic sense. Once the fall started, it seemed it never stopped. ~ Julie Anne Long
172:Like, I took no poetic license with 'Schindler's List' because that was historical, factual documents. ~ Steven Spielberg
173:Poetry is innocent, not wise. It does not learn from experience, because each poetic experience is unique. ~ Karl Shapiro
174:all paradox and enticing mystery, street-tough one moment, then lifted by a lyrical and poetic sensitivity ~ Arthur Miller
175:bottle of wine was the ultimate distillation of time and place; a poetic expression of individuality itself. ~ Amor Towles
176:Have I ever waxed poetic about the glory that is the fuzzy-chested vampire wearing nothing but cowboy boots? ~ Chloe Neill
177:It is the seeing mind that is the master of poetic utterance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, The Word and the Spirit,
178:Just the opposite for me, all is drowned in poetic impression; I am ready for all concessions. Suddenly ~ Jean Paul Sartre
179:a bottle of wine is the ultimate distillation of time and place; a poetic expression of individuality itself. ~ Amor Towles
180:Hüzün does not just paralyze the inhabitants of Instanbul, it also gives them poetic license to be paralyzed. ~ Orhan Pamuk
181:My inspiration came from the land, ... and, of course, from Paul Klee . . . and the poetics of his paintings. ~ Renzo Piano
182:Sheer objectivity brings us down from art to photography. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
183:He is dirt under fingernails and the stick of sap on skin... I am saintly, poetic; I am demise, otherworld. ~ Sonya Hartnett
184:The thing itself, the first thing, will never do us alone, we must be elaborating, improving, poeticising. ~ Sebastian Barry
185:: woman is an eminently poetic reality since man projects onto her everything he is not resolved to be. ~ Simone de Beauvoir
186:In every artist there is poetry. In every human being there is the poetic element. We know, we feel, we believe. ~ Ernst Haas
187:Love is never finished expressing itself, and it expresses itself better the more poetically it is dreamed. ~ Gaston Bachelard
188:Shadow boxes become poetic theaters or settings wherein are metamorphosed the element of a childhood pastime. ~ Joseph Cornell
189:The character and history of each child may be a new and poetic experience to the parent, if he will let it. ~ Margaret Fuller
190:The poetic myths are dead; and the poetic image, which is the myth of the individual, reigns in their stead. ~ Cecil Day Lewis
191:For me black is not dark, it's poetic. I don't think of gothic I think of classic - it's a big difference. ~ Ann Demeulemeester
192:If all men lead mechanical, unpoetical lives, this is the real nihilism, the real undoing of the world. ~ Reginald Horace Blyth
193:I wanted the bike to be able to go over all kinds of terrains and especially infinite and poetic territories. ~ Philippe Starck
194:Leaving aside the consideration that academics might always favour poetic difficulty—it makes them indispensable— ~ Clive James
195:A poet must never make a statement simply because it sounds poetically exciting; he must also believe it to be true. ~ W H Auden
196:There is nothing more poetic and terrible than the skyscrapers' battle with the heavens that cover them. ~ Federico Garcia Lorca
197:Rhythm is the most potent, founding element of poetic expression. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, Recent English Poetry - II,
198:The pilgrim is a poetic traveler, one who believes that there is poetry on the road, at the heart of everything. ~ Phil Cousineau
199:Yes, a bottle of wine was the ultimate distillation of time and place; a poetic expression of individuality itself. ~ Amor Towles
200:All words, then, belonging to the inner world of the mind, are of the imagination, are originally poetic words. ~ George MacDonald
201:At our present bad moment, we need above all to recover our sense of literary individuality and of poetic autonomy. ~ Harold Bloom
202:Hüzün does not just paralyze the inhabitants of Instanbul, it also gives them poetic license to be paralyzed. ~ Orhan Pamuk
203:A poet must never make a statement simply because it is sounds poetically exciting; he must also believe it to be true. ~ W H Auden
204:Design is about the betterment of our lives poetically, aesthetically, experientially, sensorially, and emotionally. ~ Karim Rashid
205:Isn't it true that a pleasant house makes winter more poetic, and doesn't winter add to the poetry of a house? ~ Charles Baudelaire
206:Most of my life I have played a lot of famous people but most of them were dead so you have a poetic license. ~ Christopher Plummer
207:Nature has become something new. It is ours now, truly. And if our creation devours us, how poetic will that be? ~ Paolo Bacigalupi
208:...A strange art – music – the most poetic and precise of all the arts, vague as a dream and precise as algebra. ~ Guy de Maupassant
209:Disappointment for Slavs is always more poetic and profound, as well as more frequent, than it is for Americans. ~ Stuart Rojstaczer
210:Genius in general is poetic. Where genius has been active it has been poetically active. The truly moral person is a poet. ~ Novalis
211:I call myself "The Love King" in all aspects. Poetically speaking, in the bedroom, I love, and in social conflict. ~ Raheem Devaughn
212:A few poetic regrets, if adroitly placed, are as becoming to a woman as gossamer hair in the moonlight. What ~ Louis Ferdinand C line
213:If the church does not identify with the marginalized, it will itself be marginalized. This is God's poetic justice. ~ Timothy Keller
214:satisfactory husband that he was, he was a man and not one inclined to wax poetic about a day of cupcakes and movies. ~ Laura Lippman
215:He said, "You have pigs in this poem; pigs are not poetic." I got up and walked out of that class and never went back. ~ Carolyn Kizer
216:I've written some poetry, but...songs have to be more poetic, and I've really gotten to this non-poetic sort of writing. ~ Mike Gordon
217:The aim of good prose words is to mean what they say. The aim of good poetical words is to mean what they do not say. ~ G K Chesterton
218:They had done nothing but wait, and had become poetical. How easy to the smallest building; how impossible to most men. ~ Thomas Hardy
219:He who loves feels love descend into him and if he has wisdom may perceive it from the Poetic Genius which is the Lord. ~ William Blake
220:I do have an honorary professorship in Poetics from the Vienna Academy of Arts. So I have not gone completely unnoticed ~ Blixa Bargeld
221:That prose is a verse, and verse is a prose; convincing all, by demonstrating plain – poetic souls delight in prose insane ~ Lord Byron
222:They best can judge a poet's worth, Who oft themselves have known The pangs of a poetic birth By labours of their own. ~ William Cowper
223:A great poet, a really great poet, is the most unpoetical of all creatures. But inferior poets are absolutely fascinating. ~ Oscar Wilde
224:Have not all poetic truths been already stated? The essence of a poetic truth is that no statement of it can be final. ~ Elizabeth Bowen
225:Hacking into a victim of crime's phone is a sort of poetically elegant manifestation of a modus operandi the tabloids have. ~ Steve Coogan
226:He smiled. “Well, maybe I’m feeling poetic tonight, but…I think a fantasy is what the heart whispers to silence a busy mind. ~ Tamara Lush
227:I'm a boxing junkie, a serial-killer junkie, and a classical guitar junkie. All of these guys are great, poetic references. ~ Mark Kozelek
228:It's very hard to say I'm surrealist. It's like saying I'm poetic. It's not something you want necessarily to be aware of. ~ Michel Gondry
229:Judy Blume excels at describing how it feels to be invisible. So how poetic is it that Blume herself is suddenly everywhere? ~ Diablo Cody
230:Sense of self, and the way one shares it, is perhaps the most valuable and poetic gift in the arsenal of one's life and craft. ~ Sean Penn
231:Strictly speaking, the idea of a scientific poem is probably as nonsensical as that of a poetic science. ~ Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
232:The poetic sensibility was too good for this world, it was best to burn brightly and to die young like a shooting star. ~ George Howe Colt
233:There is something beautiful, touching and poetic when one person loves more than the other, and the other is indifferent. ~ Anton Chekhov
234:We can’t choose our poetic fathers any more than our biological ones — but we can choose how to come to terms with them. ~ Rodger Kamenetz
235:We unfold our deeply sensitive and expressively poetic existence as a feeling part of an organic whole. ~ Andreas Weber, Matter and Desire
236:With all due respect to poetic concision, the male of the species was endowed with a pair when a single might have sufficed. ~ Amor Towles
237:Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart. ~ Arthur Erickson
238:I'm always trying to bring as many poetic properties as possible to the essay without making it too overburdened. ~ Alison Hawthorne Deming
239:Poetry; a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty. ~ Matthew Arnold
240:summed up his principle of poetic composition this way: “Lotus flowers come out of limpid water, / Natural without any decoration. ~ Ha Jin
241:There’s something poetic about the fact that the first boy to ever ask for my number is the same boy I’m going to die with. ~ Jasmine Warga
242:Architecture is bound to situation. And I feel like the site is a metaphysical link, a poetic link, to what a building can be. ~ Steven Holl
243:For all these new and evolutionary facts, meanings, purposes, new poetic messages, new forms and expressions, are inevitable. ~ Walt Whitman
244:Joe Wright is incredible and I'm a huge admirer of his work in general, but specifically his aesthetics and poeticism. ~ Bryce Dallas Howard
245: ~ Poetical Works of John Keats, ed. H. Buxton Forman, Crowell publ. 1895. by owner. provided at no charge for educational purposes


246:The aim of good prose words is to mean what they say. The aim of good poetical words is to mean what they do not say. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton
247:The lyrical impulse is the original and spontaneous creator of the poetic form, ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, The Form and the Spirit,
248:The sunlight and the sounds told him that somewhere in this world there is a pure, refined, poetical life. But where was it? ~ Anton Chekhov
249:When critics are waiting to pounce upon poetic style on exactly the same grounds as if it were prose, the poets tremble. ~ John Crowe Ransom
250:You will never be able to experience everything. So, please, do poetical justice to your soul and simply experience yourself. ~ Albert Camus
251:A glass of absinthe is as poetical as anything in the world. What difference is there between a glass of absinthe and a sunset? ~ Oscar Wilde
252:To me, the most poetic and intelligent way to bring up a subject is by showing very simply who you are and what you believe in. ~ Carla Bruni
253:Dreams have a poetic integrity and truth. This limbo and dust-hole of thought is presided over by a certain reason, too. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
254:Il corteggiamento è un atto di coraggio che contiene il rischio del ridicolo in quanto prevede un gesto folle, un'azione poetica. ~ Fabio Volo
255:Nothing is poetical if plain daylight is not poetical; and no monster should amaze us if the normal man does not amaze. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton
256:Querying greys between mouthed houses curl

thirstily. Dead stars stink. dawn. Inane,

the poetic carcass of a girl ~ E E Cummings
257:A poet’s function . . . is not to experience the poetic state: that is a private affair. His function is to create it in others. ~ Ryan Holiday
258:by owner. provided at no charge for educational purposes

~ Poetical Works of John Keats, ed. H. Buxton Forman, Crowell publ. 1895.

259:I think the great thing about theatre, and if you start in theatre, is that it does build a confidence in poetic themes and ideas. ~ Abi Morgan
260:Poetry is one of the destinies of speech... One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language. ~ Gaston Bachelard
261:Walter Murch, the sound editor and film director, said, “Music was the main poetic metaphor for that which could not be preserved ~ David Byrne
262: by owner. provided at no charge for educational purposes

~ Poetical Works of John Keats, ed. H. Buxton Forman, Crowell publ. 1895.

263:I loved it when my heart beat quickly and erratically. Yet I found this performance, which was deeply poetic, more enjoyable. ~ Raymond Radiguet
264: ~ The Poetical Works of John Keats, ed. H. Buxton Forman, Crowell publ. 1895. by owner. provided at no charge for educational purposes


265:I taught high school English for 24 years. I always teach my students to appreciate the beauty of language and to write poetically. ~ Mark Takano
266:Squee.” 1 (verb): To emit an onomatopoetic girlish swooning sound out of pure fanboy adulation. 2 (noun): the sound itself. ~ Neil Patrick Harris
267:A great man scarcely knows how he dines, how he dresses; but without railing or precision, his living is natural and poetic. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
268:Poetic effect is the peculiar effect of an utterance which achieves most of its relevance through a wide array of weak implicatures. ~ Dan Sperber
269:Then what's a synonym for woman?" "Entrails." "You're not very poetic, are you? Well, then, what's the antonym for entrails?" "Milk. ~ Osamu Dazai
270:There are two types of poets: People who write poetically about their lives, and poets that live poetically and write about it. ~ Daniel Radcliffe
271:Why are we here? Well, we're peaking up the skirt of the ineffible now, and the answer is hidden by the poetic panties of language ~ Tony Vigorito
272:A poet must never make a statement simply because it sounds poetically exciting; he must also believe it to be true." - W. H. Auden ~ Robert Frost
273:O Caledonia! stern and wild, Meet nurse for a poetic child! Land of brown heath and shaggy wood; Land of the mountain and the flood! ~ Walter Scott
274:I think I summed up my attitude to philosophy when I said: philosophy ought really to be written only as a poetic composition. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
275:One of those stars is Daniel. I remind myself that stars are more than just poetic. If you need to, you can navigate your way by them. ~ Nicola Yoon
276:The grand stye arises in poetry, when a noble nature, poetically gifted, treats with simplicity or with severity a serious subject. ~ Matthew Arnold
277:I am only conscious of any satisfaction in Scientific Reading or thinking when it rounds off into a poetical generality and vagueness. ~ Wilfred Owen
278:I could sing you a thousand and one doo-wop songs. I love the simplicity in that music. It's not super-poetic, it's just from the heart. ~ Bruno Mars
279:I'd sit the younger version of myself down and ask,'Yo, girl, what's the deal? Why so happy? Why must everything end so poetically? ~ Hannah Brencher
280:The native power of poetry is in its sight, not in its intellectual thought-matter. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
281:The poetic act consists of suddenly seeing that an idea splits up into a number of equal motifs and of grouping them; they rhyme. ~ Stephane Mallarme
282:From poetry to justice, then. Poetic justice, if you will. For the sad fact remains: there is far more poetry in the world than justice. ~ Paul Auster
283:His writing is odd but poetic, a tumbling scree of half-built phrases and hiccuping grammar, vividly redolent of his own chaotic life. ~ Ben Macintyre
284:It is quite possible that we can do greater things than Jesus, for what is written in the Bible about him is poetically embellished. ~ Albert Einstein
285:I want to talk about things that are tangible and real to me, but I also want to do them in a way that's poetic and artistic. ~ James Vincent McMorrow
286:Nevertheless, the fact is that there is nothing as dreamy and poetic, nothing as radical, subversive, and psychedelic, as mathematics. ~ Paul Lockhart
287:O friend unseen, unborn, unknown, Student of our sweet English tongue, I never indulge in poetics - Unless I am down with rheumatics. ~ Quintus Ennius
288:A poet is the most unpoetical of anything in existence because he has no identity-he is continually infirming and filling some other body. ~ John Keats
289:Aristotle was to verge from his mentor in the Poetics, recognizing the light both tragic drama and epic poetry shed on the human condition. ~ Aristotle
290:Love encompasses so much, reaches so far, and heals so deeply, that any attempt to describe it, no matter how poetic, only dilutes it. ~ Steve Maraboli
291:Whatever that ["transfiguration" by Bob Dylan] means, it's true that the poetic brilliance of the early career would never really reappear. ~ Bob Dylan
292:A poet is the most unpoetical of anything in existence; because he has no identity he is continually informing and filling some other body. ~ John Keats
293:Poetic and speculative photographs can result if one works carefully and accurately, yet letting chance relationships have full play. ~ Frederick Sommer
294:Sign language is the equal of speech, lending itself equally to the rigorous and the poetic, to philosophical analysis or to making love. ~ Oliver Sacks
295:Tonight love and hate met in St. Louis. And love outnumbered the hate, in poetic thousands. Hate left. But love stayed. + Together, we sang. ~ Lady Gaga
296:Your date will not be impressed by you throwing up on her brand-new shoes, as you spout poetic babblings that are meaningful only to you. ~ Gene Simmons
297:A linguist deaf to the poetic functions of language and a literary scholar indifferent to linguistics are equally flagrant anachronisms. ~ Roman Jakobson
298:Books have always helped me make sense of things. With any life experience, you can find someone who has documented it in a poetic way. ~ Kate Beckinsale
299:But . . .” said Sissy. Sissy said “but” while sitting on her butt on a butte. The poetic possibilities of the English language are endless. ~ Tom Robbins
300:Every once in a while Carlos broke out of restrained cop mode and got poetic. I found it a bit charming and a whole lot disconcerting. ~ Juliet Blackwell
301:The poetic word is a vehicle of the spirit, the chosen medium of the soul’s self-expression. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, The Word and the Spirit,
302:Adrianne Harun's dark, mysterious novel is by turns Gothic and grittily realistic, astute and poetic in its evocation of evil everywhere. ~ Andrea Barrett
303:A really good stand-up comic is a poet; it's about the use of language. It can be really poetic. And I like politically conscious comedy. ~ Sherman Alexie
304:What's the saying? 'Life is what happens when your plan is a load of fucking rubbish and you're too thick to pass a poxy exam.' Very poetic. ~ James Mylet
305:I love you, Jean-Claude; I wouldn’t know what to do without you in my life, my bed, my heart.’ ‘Very poetic for you, ma petite.’ ‘I’ve ~ Laurell K Hamilton
306:Poetic justice, poetic justice.. if I told you that a flower bloom in a dark room would you trust it. I mean I write poems in these songs. ~ Kendrick Lamar
307:Poetic power is great, strong as a primitive instinct; it has its own unyielding rhythms in itself and breaks out as out of mountains. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
308:The connection between romantic politics and aesthetics is plain in Schiller's and Novalis's concept of the aesthetic or poetic state. ~ Frederick C Beiser
309:Then what's a synonym for woman?"
"Entrails."
"You're not very poetic, are you? Well, then, what's the antonym for entrails?"
"Milk. ~ Osamu Dazai
310:Păcatul este expresia religioasă a remuşcării, precum regretul expresia ei poetică. Primul este o limită superioară; ultimul, una inferioară ~ Emil M Cioran
311:We built everything - toilets included. I think those islands in the middle of nowhere are quite poetic. It's kind of an Oriental Atlantis. ~ Karl Lagerfeld
312:If art is the poetic interpretation of nature, photography is the exact translation; it is exactitude in art or the complement of art. (1854) ~ Charles Negre
313:I'm sort of annoyed that some very basic things about poetic forms were not conveyed to me in the various poetry courses I took over the years. ~ Juliana Spahr
314:Now that’s true poetic irony. I rush into battle to defend the fair name of Rose Larkin, and what does she do but fetch Robert to stop me. ~ Franny Billingsley
315:Short film: you can be poetic and you don't have to answer anything. You can make whatever you want. You have creative freedom with short film. ~ Taika Waititi
316:For me there is a poesis, a poetics, around the trope of the road that is embedded within many life experiences of the people I've been close to. ~ Anne Waldman
317:It is through the intentionality of poetic imagination that the poet's soul discovers the opening of consciousness common to all true poetry. ~ Gaston Bachelard
318:I try for a poetic language that says, This is who we are, where we have been, where we are. This is where we must go. And this is what we must do. ~ Mari Evans
319:...Poetic injustice...having made over Japan in our own image. The Japanese, ...are now, next to us, the greatest consumers of meat in the world. ~ Mother Jones
320:The poetic image […] is not an echo of the past. On the contrary: through the brilliance of any image, the distant past resounds with echoes. ~ Gaston Bachelard
321:Dezgustată de pozitivismul vieţii,sufletul său închis şi umilit începea să iubească poezia.Lua drept poetic tot ceea ce o ajuta să evadeze din viaţă. ~ Andr Gide
322:I don't think my lyrics go so well when I try to sound poetic. Some people do that really well. If I did that I'd feel like it wouldn't be genuine. ~ Chaz Bundick
323:I'd rather call prose poems something else, for clarity - something like "poetic prose," prose that contains a quality of poetry, but not poems. ~ Pattiann Rogers
324:I've read there is no such thing as a single tear, that old poetic trope. And perhaps there isn't, since hers was simply a companion to my own. ~ Elizabeth Kostova
325:English poetic education should, really, not begin with The Canterbury Tales, not with the Odyssey, not even with Genesis, but with Song of Amergin. ~ Robert Graves
326:The Bible may be an arresting and
poetic work of fiction, but it is not the sort of book you should give
your children to form their morals. ~ Richard Dawkins
327:With Christians, a poetical view of things is a duty. We are bid to color all things with hues of faith, to see a divine meaning in every event. ~ John Henry Newman
328:You look at any poetic creature: muslin, ether, demigoddess, millions of delights; then you look into the soul and find the most ordinary crocodile! ~ Anton Chekhov
329:I admire the poetic relationship to place as enacted in Wallace Stevens' poems; his poetics strikes me as an argument against the restraints of realism. ~ Cate Marvin
330:If you write a phrase and think, 'Wow, that's really poetic, that's really pretty, I really nailed it,' you get rid of it [because] you've overdone it. ~ David Sedaris
331:Our friends were not poetical, and the sight suggested to them no metaphors of human destiny; they thought only of the wonderful efficiency of it all. ~ Upton Sinclair
332:The idea of being a writer attracts a good many shiftless people, those who are merely burdened with poetic feelings or afflicted with sensibility. ~ Flannery O Connor
333:We live and we learn through awen (Welsh word, meaning flowing or poetic inspiration, more on that later), through inspiration from nature. You ~ Joanna van der Hoeven
334:You put a lot of faith in my compassion. For all you know, I could pull out a gun and shoot you in the heart, while you spout all this poetic crud at me. ~ Gena D Lutz
335:I do not like mystical language, and yet I hardly know how to express what I mean without employing phrases that sound poetic rather than scientific. ~ Bertrand Russell
336:I have sometimes thought that his bursts of imaginative talk were fatal to his poetic gift. He squandered too much in the heat of personal communication. ~ Willa Cather
337:I once heard a grouty northern invalid say that a coconut tree might be poetical, possibly it was; but it looked like a feather-duster struck by lightning. ~ Mark Twain
338:I would say it felt like my two favorite things, amplified and thrown together. Like my favorite poetic line mixed into the lyrics of my favorite song. ~ Colleen Hoover
339:It takes great labor to uncover the convincing simple speech of the heart. Poetic candor comes with hard labor, so even does impetuosity and impudence. ~ Kenneth Rexroth
340:I was dying, I realized vaguely. There was no getting out of that. The vampire author would be drained dry by a vampire. It was almost a poetic way to go. ~ Mari Mancusi
341:The nearer we get to the absolute Ananda, the greater becomes our joy in man and the universe. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, The Soul of Poetic Delight and Beauty,
342:Every love has a poetic relevance of its own; each love brings to light only what to it is relevant. Outside lies the junk-yard of what does not matter. ~ Elizabeth Bowen
343:I definitely have a gift for language that is rhythmic and attractive to the ear, and I have interesting [verbal] imagery which I guess is a poetic touch. ~ George Carlin
344:If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words. ~ Fran Lebowitz
345:I think all those ancient prophecies are so full of poetic nonsense that half the time no one understands what they mean." ~ Josephine Angelini Helen ~ Josephine Angelini
346:I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that a text displays for continuing to generate different readings, without ever being completely consumed. ~ Umberto Eco
347:Metaphors are dangerous. Love begins with a metaphor. Which is to say, love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory. ~ Milan Kundera
348:Strange that I knew it would end this way. Not in battle, but in a dirty alley, alone, hiding among the filth like the coward I was.
My poetic ending. ~ Ashlan Thomas
349:With Christians, a poetical view of things is a duty. We are bid to color all things with hues of faith, to see a divine meaning in every event. ~ Saint John Henry Newman
350:Every discourse, even a poetic or oracular sentence, carries with it a system of rules for producing analogous things and thus an outline of methodology. ~ Jacques Derrida
351:I do not like mystical language, and yet I hardly know how to express what I mean without employing phrases that sound poetic rather than scientific.
   ~ Bertrand Russell,
352:Signs of a maddening system of writing and counting that calibrates the values of something the poet does not yet know. Praxis is therefore poetics. ~ Shirley Geok lin Lim
353:The expression of the spiritual through the aesthetic sense is the constant sense of Indian art. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, The Soul of Poetic Delight and Beauty,
354:The life values are only poetic when they have come out heightened and changed into soul values. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, The Soul of Poetic Delight and Beauty,
355:God is a synergetic experience. Science can never reveal it, philosophy can never come to it - only a poetic approach, a very passive, very loving approach, can. ~ Rajneesh
356:Here undoubtedly lies the chief poetic energy: - in the force of imagination that pierces or exalts the solid fact, instead of floating among cloud-pictures. ~ George Eliot
357:I think you can't do any action without in some way paying homage to John Woo. He's the guy who just invented that sort of next level of poetic nasty action. ~ Will Ferrell
358:The poetic image is a sudden salience on the surface of the psyche, the lesser psychological causes of which have not been sufficiently investigated. Nor ~ Gaston Bachelard
359:Delight is the soul of existence, beauty the intense impression, the concentrated form of delight. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, The Soul of Poetic Delight and Beauty,
360:Eccentric doesn't bother me. 'Eccentric' being a poetic interpretation of a mathematical term meaning something that doesn't follow the lines - that's okay. ~ Crispin Glover
361:Every intelligent person, whether hes an artist or not - a mathematician, a doctor, a scientist - possesses a poetic way of seeing and describing the world. ~ Yehuda Amichai
362:I still love poetic imagery. I love the idea of using surrealist speak to generate lyrical content and I love the way English can be exciting in and of itself. ~ Jeff Tweedy
363:What we cannot express by the art of thinking, by the art of science or philosophy or logic, we can and should express by the poetic, visual, or some other arts. ~ Naum Gabo
364:In most poetic expressions of patriotism, it is impossible to distinguish what is one of the greatest human virtues from the worst human vice, collective egotism. ~ W H Auden
365:Nothing conceivable is so petty, so insipid, so crowded with paltry interests, in one word, so anti-poetic, as the life of a man in the United States. ~ Alexis de Tocqueville
366:Science is unpoetic only to minds jaundiced with sentiment and romanticism . . . the great masters of the past boasted all they could of it and found it magical. ~ Ezra Pound
367:The day when we get back to the ancient worship of delight and beauty, will be our day of salvation ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, The Soul of Poetic Delight and Beauty,
368:The poetry of this one is called philosophical, of that one philological, of a third rhetorical, and so on. Which is then the poetic poetry? ~ Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
369:Poetry is so close to music, not just in cadence and sound but in silences. That's why, to me, I can't talk about prose poems. I can talk about poetic prose. ~ Pattiann Rogers
370:Wherever modern Science has exploded a superstitious fable or even a picturesque error, she has replaced it with a grander and even more poetical truth. ~ George Perkins Marsh
371:Heroes in history seem to us poetic because they are there. But if we should tell the simple truth of some of our neighbors, it would sound like poetry. ~ George William Curtis
372:I like each of my books to be different. Once I've done something I like to move on and push myself to learn new things and expand the limits of poetic form. ~ Campbell McGrath
373:...Ruby is fiercely protective and possesses the strong will and resilience needed to make impossible choices. I liked that. Very poetic."
–Clancy ~ Alexandra Bracken
374:My life which I dream will be so beautiful, so poetic, so vast, so filled with love will turn out to be like everybody else's - monotonous, sensible, stupid. ~ Gustave Flaubert
375:No, I don't mean love, when I say patriotism. I mean fear. The fear of the other. And its expressions are political, not poetical: hate, rivalry, aggression. ~ Ursula K Le Guin
376:No, I don’t mean love, when I say patriotism. I mean fear. The fear of the other. And its expressions are political, not poetical: hate, rivalry, aggression. ~ Ursula K Le Guin
377:No poem is worth anything unless it starts from a poetic trance, out of which you can be wakened by interruption as from a dream. In fact, it is the same thing. ~ Robert Graves
378:The more prose I wrote, the more the pendulum swung back toward the middle, merging some poetic sensibilities with the more fundamental elements of creative prose. ~ Alex Lemon
379:There can be no society without poetry, but society can never be realized as poetry, it is never poetic. Sometimes the two terms seek to break apart. They cannot. ~ Octavio Paz
380:Beatrice closed her eyes and dreamed whatever flowers dream.

Beatrice: That's very poetic, but they don't dream anything. Flowers have no cerebral cortex. ~ Theodora Goss
381:By poeticizing love, we imagine in those we love virtues that they often do not possess; this then becomes the source of constant mistakes and constant distress. ~ Anton Chekhov
382:The Americans of all nations at any time upon the earth have probably the fullest poetical nature. The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem. ~ Walt Whitman
383:The philosophy of poetry must acknowledge that the poetic act has no past, at least no recent past, in which its preparation and appearance could be followed. ~ Gaston Bachelard
384:A great deal of our modern trouble has come from mixing up romantic love, which is a poetic and anarchic impulse, with marriage, which is a social institution. ~ Bertrand Russell
385:I felt all the time that for the film to be a success the texture of the scenery and the landscapes must fill me with definite memories and poetic associations ~ Andrei Tarkovsky
386:In religions which have lost their creative spark, the gods eventually become no more than poetic motifs or ornaments for decorating human solitude and walls. ~ Nikos Kazantzakis
387:I said, “Lee, you have the soul of a poet.” He said, “I am a poet—I’ve written over a hundred poems,” which, I think, is about the least poetic thing I’ve ever heard. ~ Anonymous
388:We have heard much about the poetry of mathematics, but very little of it has yet been sung. The ancients had a juster notion of their poetic value than we. ~ Henry David Thoreau
389:The object of poetic activity is essentially language: whatever his beliefs & convictions, the poet is more concerned with words than what these words designate. ~ Octavio Paz
390:Black is not sad. Bright colours are what depress me. They're so... empty. Black is poetic. How do you imagine a poet? In a bright yellow jacket? Probably not. ~ Ann Demeulemeester
391:Sadness is poetic. You're lucky to live sad moments. When you let yourself be sad, your body has antibodies. It has happiness that comes rushing in to meet the sadness. ~ Louis C K
392:We can’t say why we search, except that there seems to be an innate need, in each human being, to know who one is, what we’re here for, how to live more poetically. ~ William Segal
393:Were you always such a stubborn, blind, obtuse girl?”
“Are you calling me stupid?”
“Yes, but in a more poetic way!”
“Well, here’s a poem for you. Get lost! ~ Colleen Houck
394:At other times I wake up from the half sleep I'd fallen into, and hazy images with poetical and unpredictable colours play out their silent show to my inattention. ~ Fernando Pessoa
395:Eccentric doesn't bother me. "Eccentric" being a poetic interpretation of a mathematical term meaning something that doesn't follow the lines - that's okay. ~ Crispin Hellion Glover
396:I am a big fan of Dos Passos' stylistic ability, his poetic approach to prose, but the ideas presented in the songs are quite different from those which he exemplified. ~ Neil Peart
397:Let ideas establish their legitimate sway again in society, let life be fair and poetic, and the scholars will gladly be lovers, citizens, and philanthropists. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
398:Poetry must speak of others, in order to speak for the poet's imagination, in order to speak of itself; it is slowed down by poetics after its flight is over. ~ Shirley Geok lin Lim
399:All the senses awaken and fall into harmony in poetic reverie. Poetic reverie listens to this polyphony of the senses, and the poetic consciousness must record it. ~ Gaston Bachelard
400:But the reason we fly from the city is not in reality that it is not poetical; it is that its poetry is too fierce, too fascinating and too practical in its demands. ~ G K Chesterton
401:Every man who has ever been earnest to preserve his higher or poetic faculties in the best condition, has been particularly inclined to abstain from animal food ~ Henry David Thoreau
402:In poetically well built museums, formed from the heart's compulsions, we are consoled not by finding in them old objects that we love, but by losing all sense of Time. ~ Orhan Pamuk
403:Nine-tenths of English poetic literature is the result either of vulgar careerism or of a poet trying to keep his hand in. Most poets are dead by their late twenties. ~ Robert Graves
404:Science…means unresting endeavor and continually progressing development toward an aim which the poetic intuition may apprehend, but the intellect can never fully grasp. ~ Max Planck
405:She smiled up at him. 'The edge of dark. I love the way you say things here.'
'It's just talk to folks up here.'
'I suppose so, but to my ears it sounds poetic. ~ Ann H Gabhart
406:The life of our city is rich in poetic and marvelous subjects. We are enveloped and steeped as though in an atmosphere of the marvelous; but we do not notice it. ~ Charles Baudelaire
407:For Mallarmé naming an object meant suppressing three-quarters of its poetic pleasure (which consists in the joy of guessing bit by bit - "le suggérer, voilà le rêve!"). ~ Umberto Eco
408:The ancients, who in these matters were not perhaps such blockheads as some may conceive, considered poetical quotation as one of the requisite ornaments of oratory. ~ Isaac D Israeli
409:The sense that everything is poetical is a thing solid and absolute; it is not a mere matter of phraseology or persuasion. It is not merely true, it is ascertainable. ~ G K Chesterton
410:Back in those early days when I began my apprenticeship as a poet, I also tried to voice our anger, spirit of defiance and resistance in a Jamaican poetic idiom. ~ Linton Kwesi Johnson
411:I don't believe in capital per se or a priori but I do occasionally believe in personal capital vis-a- vis psychic energy exchange. I use the word "capital" only poetically. ~ Kool A D
412:I think self-destructiveness is given a really bad rap. I think it can also mean self-reflection and poetic sensiblity. It can mean empathy, hedonism, a libertarianism. ~ Courtney Love
413:Affirmations are not bound up in rules. An affirmation can be long or short, poetic or plain. If you love a phrase and find that it helps you, that is a valid affirmation. ~ Eric Maisel
414:All great work artistic, poetic, intellectual or spiritual is produced at those moments when creators forget themselves altogether and are free from self-consciousness. ~ Walpola Rahula
415:Architecture is the frame of human existence. We must dedicate this existence more to beauty. For if poetic principle has deserted us, how long are we going to last? ~ Frank Lloyd Wright
416:Becoming interested in poetics got me interested in theater. Theater is supposed to be poetry, you know, before it's anything else. It just doesn't fly if it isn't musical. ~ Steve Earle
417:Here are some things that diseases don’t make people:
• Cool
Poetic
• Sexy
• Classy
• Genius
Here is one thing they do make people:
• Dead ~ Jennifer Wright
418:It is in Music, perhaps, that the soul most nearly attains the great end for which, when inspired by the Poetic Sentiment, it struggles—the creation of supernal Beauty. ~ Edgar Allan Poe
419:But I was only a chaotic walker, nobody could stop me; even a totalitarian state was not able to control my daydreams, my poetic fascinations, the pattern of my walking. ~ Adam Zagajewski
420:Even a polemic has some justification if one considers that my own first poetic experiments began during a dictatorship and mark the origin of the Hermetic movement. ~ Salvatore Quasimodo
421:I wanted to do justice to texts that are in verse in their original, so I tried to invest my version with a comparable poetic power; hence even more literary fireworks there. ~ Hal Duncan
422:Some of our writers are starting to incorporate elements of social media, etc. in the work itself, which is all for the good, I think - finding new ways of being poetic. ~ George Saunders
423:You really felt a radical shift in the advance of a poetics that had really been engendered by [Walt] Whitman. This was very exciting. I wanted to work in this environment. ~ Anne Waldman
424:Considering the wealth of poetic drama that has come down to us from the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods, it is surprising that so little of any value has been added since. ~ James Fenton
425:Men endowed with a wild imagination should have, in addition, the great poetic faculty of denying our universe and its values so that they may act upon it with sovereign ease. ~ Jean Genet
426:Life ain't a concept. Music is not a concept. My titles are poetic abstractions of something that is with me all the time, not necessarily in music, but in life. Everybody's life. ~ Merzbow
427:That was my way of putting it-not very satisfactory: A periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion, Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle With words and meanings. ~ T S Eliot
428:What I strive to do with songwriting is be really honest, authentic and try to be open and share that with people. I choose that over trying to be clever, poetic, or lyrical. ~ Brett Dennen
429:I, Anita Blake, scourge of the undead-the human with more vampire kills than any other vampire executioner in the country-was dating a vampire. It was poetically ironic. ~ Laurell K Hamilton
430:I'm hunting for the truth. It might be a kind of poetic truth, and not just a factual one, because behind everything that happens to you, there is another truth, a secret life. ~ Anne Sexton
431:And what solitude is more vast and more poetic than that of a ship sailing alone on the sea, in the darkness of night and the silence of infinity, under the eye of the Lord? ~ Alexandre Dumas
432:One of my favorite French singers, Alain Bashung, was the expert at creating his own universe; no one knows what he's talking about, even he doesn't know because it's so poetic. ~ Thomas Mars
433:All poets adore explosions, thunderstorms, tornadoes, conflagrations, ruins, scenes of spectacular carnage. The poetic imagination is not at all a desirable quality in a statesman. ~ W H Auden
434:But each poetic world is not a pure invention, it is a possibility of nature.
Imagination is itself immanent in the real. It is not a state. It is human existence itself. ~ Gaston Bachelard
435:I cannot pretend to do sculpture and make a woman the ridiculous pedestal of my pretensions. To render clothing poetic, yes--but one must preserve its dignity as clothing. ~ Yves Saint Laurent
436:In poetic language, in which the sign as such takes on an autonomous value, this sound symbolism becomes an actual factor and creates a sort of accompaniment to the signified. ~ Roman Jakobson
437:Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas
438:Deists differ from pantheists in that the deist God is some kind of cosmic intelligence, rather than the pantheist’s metaphoric or poetic synonym for the laws of the universe. ~ Richard Dawkins
439:I cried for poetic language and I cried out to find those who were unafraid, those free agents, unbigoted and unshackled. I didn’t want to live unseen, camouflaged within the crowd. ~ Morrissey
440:There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau
441:This means the grand, the small, the bizarre, the poetic, the beautiful, the ugly, the surprising. Just like life. But absolutely, unconditionally, resolutely nothing ordinary. ~ Jennifer Niven
442:Without a sense of place the work is often reduced to a cry of voices in empty rooms, a literature of the self, at its best poetic music; at its worst a thin gruel of the ego. ~ William Kennedy
443:Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
444:I'd be the first person to say I can't write dialogue. My dialogue is very utilitarian and is designed to move things forward. I'm not Shakespeare. It's not designed to be poetic. ~ George Lucas
445:I don't try to be satirical. I just try to get what's in my head on the page. And that part is hard for me to do. It takes a long, long time to make it poetic, somewhat essayistic. ~ Paul Beatty
446:You have to give your art everything you can - I don't mean only writing, but studying other poets and poetics, thinking, reading what poets have written other than their poetry. ~ Adrienne Rich
447:A tattoo is a true poetic creation, and is always more than meets the eye. As a tattoo is grounded on living skin, so its essence emotes a poignancy unique to the mortal human condition. ~ V Vale
448:If the philosopher makes his thought substance of poetry, he ceases to be a philosophic thinker and becomes a poet-seer of Truth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
449:It is true that the sky was always beautiful but I don't remember marvelling at sunset or gazing at the dawn of a new day. Survival does not allow time for poetic reflection. ~ Izzeldin Abuelaish
450:You are ugly when you love her, you are beautiful and fresh, vital and free, modern and poetic when you don't... you are more beautiful as an orphan than as your mother's son. ~ Witold Gombrowicz
451:For Baudelaire, man's poetic fate is to be the mirror of immensity; or even more exactly, immensity becomes conscious of itself, through man. Man for Baudelaire is a vast being. ~ Gaston Bachelard
452:I believe in living a poetic life, an art full life. Everything we do from the way we raise our children to the way we welcome our friends is part of a large canvas we are creating. ~ Maya Angelou
453:All the great things have been denied and we live in an intricacy of new and local mythologies, political, economic, poetic, which are asserted with an ever-enlarging incoherence. ~ Wallace Stevens
454:Can I find a poetic that can be subversive enough to grab people in some subliminal way, to where they feel that they are altered and have had an experience that belonged to them? ~ Julian Schnabel
455:French is the most beautiful,” he said, “and Italian is the most poetic, and Russian the most powerful, German the most solid. But more business is done in English than in any other. ~ Pearl S Buck
456:Lighting is not about function. It's much more about the mood and the emotion that the playwright and the director are trying to create. Our job is to support their poetic direction. ~ Jules Fisher
457:Realistic art does not and cannot give us a scientifically accurate presentation of life, because Art is not and cannot be Science. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
458:The essence of religion is an aspiration and adoration of the soul towards the Divine, the Self, the Supreme, the Eternal, the Infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, The Sun of Poetic Truth,
459:Thus, the earlier part of her life had taught her that, while you can tell stories or write poems about life, you cannot make life poetic, live it as though it were a work of art... ~ Hannah Arendt
460:Consciousness is the materia poetica that Shakespeare sculpts as Michelangelo sculpts marble. We feel the consciousness of Hamlet or Iago, and our own consciousness strangely expands. ~ Harold Bloom
461:Kitty felt that Anna was perfectly unaffected and was not trying to conceal anything, but that she lived in another, higher world full of complex poetic interests beyond Kitty’s reach. ~ Leo Tolstoy
462:I had an affair with a downtown playwright. Two things about this man: He was an ex-alcoholic, and he was phobic about leaving the city. I was too old to think him poetic, but I did. ~ Vivian Gornick
463:Religions are not imaginative, not poetic, not soulful. On the contrary, they are parochial, small-minded, niggardly with the human imagination, precisely where science is generous. ~ Richard Dawkins
464:the words are only part of the poetic
formula: the rest is ritual, and the
reason in THEM must contend with the
mechanics of magic-making in IT -- and
must not win. ~ Laura Riding Jackson
465:Was there ever a name more full of purpose than Chicago's? ... spoken as Chicagoans themselves speak it, with a bit of a spit to give heft to its slither, it is gloriously onomatopoetic. ~ Jan Morris
466:We delight in marvelous things. One proof of that is that everyone embellishes somewhat when telling a story in the assumption he is pleasing his listener.” —ARISTOTLE, Poetics, XXIV ~ Oliver P tzsch
467:What is called poetic insight is the gift of discerning, in this sphere of strangely-mingled elements, the beauty and the majesty which are compelled to assume a garb so sordid. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
468:There is nothing intrinsically more beautiful or poetical about the moon than about a dunghill; if anything, the contrary, for the latter is full of life and warmth and energy. ~ Reginald Horace Blyth
469:Dogmatic theological statements are neither logical propositions nor poetic utterances. They are ''shaggy dog'' stories; they have a point, but he who tries too hard to get it will miss it. ~ W H Auden
470:Expression and communication in the peak–experiences tend often to become poetic, mythical, and rhapsodic, as if this were the natural kind of language to express such states of being. ~ Abraham Maslow
471:I am here to seduce you into a love of life; to help you to become a little more poetic; to help you die to the mundane and to the ordinary so that the extraordinary explodes in your life. . ~ Rajneesh
472:They say you can never go home again, but I think that’s more for poetic value. That or it should be changed to “you really shouldn’t go home again” which applied a lot harder in my case. ~ Annie Bellet
473:No, I don’t mean love, when I say patriotism. I mean fear. The fear of the other. And its expressions are political, not poetical: hate, rivalry, aggression. It grows in us, that fear. ~ Ursula K Le Guin
474:She would have liked to sit upon a rock and listen to words, not of any man, but detached, mysterious, poetic words that she alone would interpret through some sense inherited from sleep. ~ Patrick White
475:The most important quality of art and its aim is illusion; emotion, which is often obtained by certain sacrifices of poetic detail, is something else entirely and of an inferior order. ~ Gustave Flaubert
476:There is something missing in a lot of digital filmmaking, something I call "poetic reality." That's something you see played out in film noir, where the technique establishes the mood. ~ Vilmos Zsigmond
477:Abstract art was the quivalent of poetic expression; I didn’t need to use words,but colors and lines. I didn’t need to belong to a language-oriented culture but to an open form of expression. ~ Etel Adnan
478:If you think your world isn’t poetic enough, or exciting enough to tell a story about, that’s not because it’s a dull world, that’s because you’re not poet enough to wake its soul up. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
479:Poetic language is singularly appropriate for recounting the life of the king who is traditionally accepted as the author of the poetic psalms, some of which are included in the narrative. ~ Robert Pinsky
480:The photographer must be absorbent - like a blotter, allow himself to be permeated by the poetic moment... His technique should be like an animal function... he should act automatically. ~ Robert Doisneau
481:Even now, nature is the only flame, on which the poetic spirit feeds; from it alone it draws all its power, to it alone it speaks even in the artificial, in the man engaged in culture. ~ Friedrich Schiller
482:Look at almost any passage, and you'll find that a paragraph has five or six metaphors in it. It's not that the speaker is trying to be poetic, it's just that that's the way language works. ~ Steven Pinker
483:Tension is an interesting quality - and architecture must have it. There should be elements of the inexplicable, the mysterious, and the poetic in something that is perfectly rational. ~ Annabelle Selldorf
484:In this book I do not intend to give a blow-by-blow description of a sex bout: I find them inartistic, clinical and unpoetic. The circumstances that lead up to sex I find more interesting. ~ Charlie Chaplin
485:It is not sufficient for poetry to attain high intensities of word and rhythm; it must have, to fill them, an answering intensity of vision. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
486:It is commonly asserted and accepted that Paradise Lost is among the two or three greatest English poems; it may justly be taken as the type of supreme poetic achievement in our literature. ~ John Drinkwater
487:The attempt to diminish the subjective view to the vanishing-point so as to get an accurate presentation is proper to science, not to poetry. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
488:Admittedly or not, conscious or unconscious, the poetic state, a transcendent experience of life, is what the public is fundamentally seeking through love, crime, drugs, war, or insurrection. ~ Antonin Artaud
489:Credevo (e credo) che una tradizione poetica non si definisca attraverso il concetto politico di nazionalità ma attraverso la lingua e i rapporti che s'intessono tra gli stili e i loro creatori. ~ Octavio Paz
490:I try to live what I consider a "poetic existence." That means I take responsibility for the air I breathe and the space I take up. I try to be immediate, to be totally present for all my work. ~ Maya Angelou
491:First I laughed my way through Elinor Lipman's book of political tweets. Then I put my ear to the ground and listened to Molly Ivins guffawing from the grave. Lipman is a piquant poetic rock star! ~ Wally Lamb
492:I’m really trying to remain stoic and unaffected. I remind myself that I don’t like poetic language. I don’t like poetry. I don’t even like people who like poetry. But I’m not dead inside either. ~ Nicola Yoon
493:I think that what happens in my poetic work in the future will depend on my being knocked in the face, and thrown flat, and given cancer, and all kinds of other things short of senile dementia. ~ John Berryman
494:Honest critics are continually finding blind spots in their taste: they discover the possibility of recognizing a valid form of poetic experience without being able to realize it for themselves. ~ Northrop Frye
495:Their souls may be infinitely sweet and poetic, possessed of an earnestness and bonhomie I can only envy, but their bodies, in terms of color and surface texture, resemble bridge abutments. ~ Charles D Ambrosio
496:The spiritual mind is always metaphorical. Spiritual thinking is poetic thinking. It's always trying to put a very diaphanous experience into words, realizing all the while that words are inadequate. ~ Sam Keen
497:I think Visions of Cody is the most radical book in terms of poetic stretch and the way Jack Kerouac is able to incorporate documentation and incorporate the live tape recording of Neal and so on. ~ Anne Waldman
498:And so we glide in on the wisps of receding fog, emerging out of the white with the rays of the dying sun highlighting all our puffy majesty.' Dimity was moved by loss to muttering poetic twaddle. ~ Gail Carriger
499:Empirical science is apt to cloud the sight, and by the very knowledge of functions and processes to bereave the student of the manly contemplation of the whole. The savant becomes unpoetic. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
500:The death then of a beautiful woman is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world, and equally is it beyond doubt that the lips best suited for such topic are those of a bereaved lover. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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  179 Poetry
  146 Integral Yoga
   44 Fiction
   20 Philosophy
   18 Occultism
   14 Christianity
   8 Psychology
   4 Yoga
   2 Philsophy
   1 Science
   1 Mythology
   1 Integral Theory
   1 Alchemy


  117 John Keats
   59 Sri Aurobindo
   52 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   43 The Mother
   37 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   27 Satprem
   10 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   8 A B Purani
   7 William Wordsworth
   7 H P Lovecraft
   7 Aristotle
   7 Aleister Crowley
   6 Plato
   6 Carl Jung
   5 James George Frazer
   4 Swami Vivekananda
   3 Jorge Luis Borges
   3 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
   3 George Van Vrekhem
   3 Aldous Huxley
   2 Walt Whitman
   2 Robert Browning
   2 Ralph Waldo Emerson
   2 Plotinus
   2 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   2 Jordan Peterson
   2 Edgar Allan Poe


  117 Keats - Poems
   37 Shelley - Poems
   19 Letters On Poetry And Art
   17 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   17 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   9 City of God
   8 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   7 Wordsworth - Poems
   7 Poetics
   7 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   6 The Secret Of The Veda
   6 Liber ABA
   6 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   5 The Secret Doctrine
   5 The Life Divine
   5 The Golden Bough
   5 Record of Yoga
   5 Agenda Vol 04
   4 The Human Cycle
   4 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   4 Questions And Answers 1956
   4 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   3 Walden
   3 The Perennial Philosophy
   3 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   3 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   3 Preparing for the Miraculous
   3 Magick Without Tears
   3 Letters On Yoga IV
   3 Labyrinths
   3 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
   3 Essays On The Gita
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 08
   3 Collected Poems
   3 Bhakti-Yoga
   3 Agenda Vol 07
   3 Agenda Vol 03
   3 Agenda Vol 02
   3 Agenda Vol 01
   2 Whitman - Poems
   2 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   2 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   2 Sex Ecology Spirituality
   2 Questions And Answers 1955
   2 Questions And Answers 1954
   2 Questions And Answers 1953
   2 Poe - Poems
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04
   2 On the Way to Supermanhood
   2 Maps of Meaning
   2 Goethe - Poems
   2 Emerson - Poems
   2 Browning - Poems


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