10 Great Quotes About Poets and Poetry by Robert Frost


“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.”

“A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.”

“A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair.”

“I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.”

“Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.”

“Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.”

“Poetry is what gets lost in translation.”

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.”

“Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.”

“To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.”

– Robert Frost