(inter)national poetry month ~ April 2012 “Q” is for “Quotes”

(inter)national poetry month ~ April 2012

“Q”

Quotes

from some of  my favorite poems,  songs and poets & writers

i didn’t think i had that many “favorite quotes” until  i started writing this post.  i found one that i keep on my cell phone,   several that i have in a folder on my laptop,   more that are song lyrics…   some on my friends’ blogs…  {smile}

i  would love for you to share any of  your favorite quotes in a comment!

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from  Laurie Kolp,  poet and writer
in response to one of  the questions in  her interview  at  Poets United ~

Poets United: … Do you have some words of wisdom for beginning writers?

Laurie:       Fill  your paper with the breathings of your heart. ”
                             William Wordsworth

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“You say I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only One…”

Songwriter:  John Lennon
Song:  ‘Imagine’

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” I sung of chaos and eternal night…”

John Milton
‘Paradise Lost’

{ i  keep this quote on the notepad of  my cell phone.  i’m not quite sure why it sings to me… }

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When there’s nothing left to burn… you have to set yourself on fire. “

via a post from my dear friend,  Becky Sain,  on her blog  ‘First Pages’  ~

Setting Yourself  On Fire

I’ve seen this quote many times. I’ve never understood it. I googled it to see if that would help me. It didn’t. I found out that it is a  lyric in a song  and that it is loosely tied to a young Czechoslovakian martyr who set himself on fire to protest the Soviet-led invasion of 1968. But what does it mean?

Recently, my journey…..Read More

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 ” At last my love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song “

Songwriters:  Mack Gordon,  Harry Warren
Song:   ‘At Last’

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 ” It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else. ”
Erma Bombeck

” I must be braver than I thought. ”
Ainsley Allmark

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 ” You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. “

Mark Twain

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” The heart has reasons that reason knows nothing of. “

Blaise Pascal

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” Joy delights in joy “

William Shakespeare

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” For my part I know nothing with any certainty,
but the sight of  the stars makes me dream. “

Vincent Van Gogh

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” And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now… “

Rainer Maria Rilke
‘Letters to a Young Poet’

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” All you need is Love… “

Songwriters:  John Lennon and  Paul McCartney
Song:  ‘All You Need is Love’

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“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Aristotle

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John Keats

“ I have met with women whom I really think would like to be married to a Poem and to be given away by a Novel. ”

“ A thing of beauty is a joy forever. ”

“ I am certain of nothing
but the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of the Imagination. ”

“ Beauty is truth, truth beauty —  that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. ”

“ I want a brighter word than bright. ”

“ The excellence of every Art is its intensity. ”

“ The air is all softness. ”

“ Carpe diem. Seize the day. ”

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want more quotes?   click  HERE   for  Brainy Quotes   and  HERE  for quotes at goodreads

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6 Comments

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6 responses to “(inter)national poetry month ~ April 2012 “Q” is for “Quotes”

  1. I enjoyed reading these quotes, Dani. You have a nice collection.

  2. I loved the quotes you selected! I did quotes for Q, too~
    You can join in …at Poets United pick a quote that inspires and pen a poem! :D

  3. I think someone’s favorite quotes says a lot about the person and I, too, like the ones you like. My favorite is “all you need is love.”

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