10 Great Quotes About Poets, Poetry, and Writing by Oscar Wilde

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“All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.”

“He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realize.”

“If you cannot write well, you cannot think well; if you cannot think well, others will do your thinking for you.”

“A poet can survive everything but a misprint.”

“I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.”

“There are two ways of disliking poetry, one way is to dislike it, the other is to read (Alexander) Pope.”

“A writer is someone who has taught his mind to misbehave.”

“You mustn’t mind that a poet is a drunk, rather that drunks are not always poets.”

“The poet is the supreme artist, for he is the master of colour and of form, and the real musician besides, and is lord over all life and all art.”

“I have put my talent into writing, my genius I have saved for living.”

– Oscar Wilde

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