Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.
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Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.
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Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
Gets Translation Lost
Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.
Poetry might be defined as the clear expression of mixed feelings.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
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Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.
Original Us Perverse
Poetry is what happens when nothing else can.
One should always be drunk. That's all that matters...But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.
Virtue wine poetry
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Fear Imagination Religion
Don't use the phone. People are never ready to answer it. Use poetry.