„I am no poet, but if you think for yourselves, as I proceed, the facts will form a poem in your minds.“

Lecture notes of 1858, quoted in The Life and Letters of Faraday (1870) by Bence Jones, Vol. 2, p. 403

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Michael Faraday3
englischer Naturforscher 1791 - 1867

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„a poem is a naked person... some people say that I am a poet“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

Liner notes http://bobdylan.com/linernotes/bringing.html, Bringing It All Back Home (1965)

Frank O'Hara Foto

„It is even in
prose, I am a real poet. My poem
is finished and I haven't mentioned
orange yet It's twelve poems, I call
it oranges.“

—  Frank O'Hara American poet, art critic and writer 1926 - 1966

Why I Am Not a Painter (l. 24-28) (1976).

„Whole poems are made out of many single poems we call words... I am trying to recover a part of the poet's work which has been lost. Our first poets were the namers, not the rhymers.“

—  Carl Andre American artist 1935

undated quote about his own poetry; in ' Objects Are What We Aren't' https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2015/02/26/objects-are-what-we-arent/, by Andy Battaglia; The Parish Review, February 26, 2015

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Wallace Stevens Foto

„The poem goes form the poet’s gibberish to
The gibberish of the vulgate and back again.“

—  Wallace Stevens American poet 1879 - 1955

Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction (1942), It Must Change

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Virginia Woolf Foto

„And the poem, I think, is only your voice speaking.“

—  Virginia Woolf, buch The Waves

Quelle: The Waves

Wolfgang Pauli Foto

„I don't mind your thinking slowly; I mind your publishing faster than you think.“

—  Wolfgang Pauli Austrian physicist, Nobel prize winner 1900 - 1958

Ich habe nichts dagegen wenn Sie langsam denken, Herr Doktor, aber ich babe etwas dagegen wenn Sie rascher publizieren als denken.
As quoted in The Harvest of a Quiet Eye : A Selection of Scientific Quotations (1977) by Alan Lindsay Mackay, p. 117

Edwin Abbott Abbott Foto

„From dreams I proceed to facts.“

—  Edwin Abbott Abbott, buch Flatland

Quelle: Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (1884), PART II: OTHER WORLDS, Chapter 15. Concerning a Stranger from Spaceland

Richard Wilbur Foto

„When a poet is being a poet — that is, when he is writing or thinking about writing — he cannot be concerned with anything but the making of a poem.“

—  Richard Wilbur American poet 1921 - 2017

National Book Award Acceptance Speech (1957)
Kontext: When a poet is being a poet — that is, when he is writing or thinking about writing — he cannot be concerned with anything but the making of a poem. If the poem is to turn out well, the poet cannot have thought of whether it will be saleable, or of what its effect on the world should be; he cannot think of whether it will bring him honor, or advance a cause, or comfort someone in sorrow. All such considerations, whether silly or generous, would be merely intrusive; for, psychologically speaking, the end of writing is the poem itself.

Jericho Brown Foto

„What happens at the beginning of your poem has to—because it’s a poem—be transformed by the end of your poem. So if the triggering moment for the beginning of your poem is a known political moment, I am fine with that, that’s great. But as I’m reading, I expect it to change because that was just the trigger…“

—  Jericho Brown American writer 1976

On how poems might be structured around a political theme in “JERICHO BROWN in conversation with MICHAEL DUMANIS” http://www.benningtonreview.org/jericho-brown-interview in Bennington Review (2018 Oct 27)

Agatha Christie Foto

„I am not keeping back facts. Every fact that I know is in your possession. You can draw your own deductions from them.“

—  Agatha Christie, buch The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Hercule Poirot
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)

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Bruce Coville Foto

„I am ignoring you. In fact, I think you are a figment of my imagination.“

—  Bruce Coville American writer 1950

Quelle: Dark Whispers

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„If you feel that by giving this title, I will praise your government, you will be disappointed. I am a fact finding man.“

—  Mokshagundam Visveshvaraya Indian engineer, scholar, statesman and the Diwan of Mysore 1860 - 1962

He wrote in his letter addressed to Jawahar Lal Nehru, then Prime Minister of India when the Bharat Ratna title was conferred on him, as quoted in

Gwendolyn Brooks Foto

„A poem doesn’t do everything for you.
You are supposed to go on with your thinking.“

—  Gwendolyn Brooks American writer 1917 - 2000

"Song of Winnie"
Winnie (1988)
Kontext: I pass you my Poem.

A poem doesn’t do everything for you.
You are supposed to go on with your thinking.
You are supposed to enrich
the other person’s poem with your extensions,
your uniquely personal understandings,
thus making the poem serve you.

Ataol Behramoğlu Foto

„The poet should be responsible to the poem.“

—  Ataol Behramoğlu Turkish writer 1942

The Poet's Poetic Responsibility (2012)

„She was not a poet. She was a poem.“

—  Deborah Levy, buch Swimming Home

Quelle: Swimming Home

„I don't think that anyone should think for you. And that's exactly what cults do. All cults, including Scientology, say, "I am your mind, I am your brain. I've done all the work for you, I've laid the path open for you. All you have to do is turn your mind off and walk down the path I have created."“

—  Ronald DeWolf American critic of Scientology 1934 - 1991

Interview in Penthouse (June 1983)
Kontext: I don't think that anyone should think for you. And that's exactly what cults do. All cults, including Scientology, say, "I am your mind, I am your brain. I've done all the work for you, I've laid the path open for you. All you have to do is turn your mind off and walk down the path I have created." Well, I have learned that there's great strength in diversity, that a clamorous discussion or debate is very healthy and should be encouraged. That's why I like our political setup in the United States: simply because you can fight and argue and jump up and down and shout and scream and have all kinds of viewpoints, regardless of how wrongheaded or ridiculous they might be. People here don't have to give up their right to perceive things the way they believe. Scientology and all the other cults are one-dimensional, and we live in a three-dimensional world. Cults are as dangerous as drugs. They commit the highest crime: the rape of the soul.

„…whether they write poems or don’t write poems, poets are best.“

—  Randall Jarrell poet, critic, novelist, essayist 1914 - 1965

“Recent Poetry”, p. 227
Kipling, Auden & Co: Essays and Reviews 1935-1964 (1980)

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