Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Poet's United Quote Bucket

The Quote Bucket

Do you have a quote you can suggest?

Poets United loves to use quotes involving writing, poets, authors and anything else that involves creativity and imagination; mainly for our Facebook page. We wish to avoid redundancy and hope that you wouldn’t mind helping us find some quotes. If you know of a quote that we haven’t used or one that bears repeating often, please leave it here as a comment along with your name(so that we can give you credit). Be sure to include the person who originally uttered the phrase. If you don’t know it, that’s ok we can always cite it as unknown and I’m sure some of members can let us know where it’s from.

If we use your suggested quote at anytime we will make sure to let everyone know who provided it to us. This is just another way to expose our members to each other and to keep our site fresh. Remember we want the quotes to be focused on all apsects of writing and or creativity and imagination as this is a poetry community.  Thank you for your help!

(We will eventually have an entire page here dedicated to quotes and linked to the folks who suggested them.)


  1. Robert,
    What a fantastic idea.
    Just to help I can give you a quote, attributed to myself.
    ''True friends are more difficult to find, than a classy merlot''
    ( Eileen T O'Neill)

  2. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou

  3. Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
    Gustave Flaubert



  5. I LOVE quotes and have been collecting my favorites on my blog. Check them out! When I come across new quotes I will pass them on!

  6. One of my favorites:

    Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order.

    ~Francis Bacon

  7. "Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion."

    "Human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together."

    -Jack Kerouac

  8. "Wнen ιnĸ joιnѕ a pen, тнen тнe вlanĸ paper can ѕay ѕoмeтнιng." Rumi

  9. "In Spite of Everything, Yes"
    - Ralph Steiner and Caroline Steiner (Authors)

    "After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."
    - Aldous Huxley

  10. "What is healing, but a shift in perspective?" Mark Doty (author)

    "Inside every patient there's a poet trying to get out." Anatole Broyard

    In the haunted house of life, art is the only stair that doesn't creak-Tom Robbins

  11. Poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air. Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable. Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away. ~Carl Sandburg

    Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. ~Carl Sandburg

    Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. ~Thomas Gray

    Poets are like magicians, searching for magical phrases to pull rabbits out of people's souls. ~Terri Guillemets

    A poet is a bird of unearthly excellence, who escapes from his celestial realm arrives in this world warbling.
    If we do not cherish him, he spreads his wings and flies back into his homeland
    ~ Kahlil Gibran

    The poem . . . is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see—it is, rather, a light by which we may see—and what we see is life.
    ~Robert Penn Warren

    Creativity is a lot like looking at the world through a kaleidoscope. You look at a set of elements, the same ones everyone else sees, but then reassemble those floating bits and pieces into an enticing new possibility.
    ~R Kanter

  12. Camus said "an intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself"
    Alber Camus
    "A poet is someone whose watch minds itself."
    C.W. Hanna

  13. "Really poets are like spiritual spies who can't keep their mouths shut."
    - C.W. Hanna

  14. " I hate reality, but it's the only place where you can get a good steak."
    - Woody Allen

    " You could get women with a saxophone."
    - Branford Marsalis

    "There is no gesture that does not speak."
    - Montaigne

    " Worry is destructive, but concern is a thinking mind solving a problem."
    - Duke Ellington

    " When there's something you don't understand, you have to go humbly to it."
    - Coltrane

  15. "We don't see the things as they are, we see them as we are." ~Anaïs Nin

    "You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend." ~Paul Sweeney

    "If you have never said 'Excuse me' to a parking meter or bashed your shins on a fireplug, you are probably wasting too much valuable reading time." ~Sherri Chasin Calvo

  16. "Don't raise the sails; there is no wind in their words."

    Michael Yost

  17. "Creativity and desire draw strong at an aging spirit. The pull has no explanation, it simply takes control, and like a red wagon handle in a young boy's hand, goes along for the ride." - John R. Greenwood

  18. "A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone's knowledge of himself and the world around him."
    — Dylan Thomas


This community is not meant to be used in a negative manner. We ask that you be respectful of all the people on this site as each individual writer is entitled to their own opinion, style, and path to creativity.

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Blog Archive