„Dancing is very like poetry. It's like poetic lyricism, sometimes, it's like the rawness of dramatic poetry, it's like the terror — or it can be like a terrible revelation of meaning. Because when you light on a word it strikes you to your heart.“

New York Times interview (1985)

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US-amerikanische Tänzerin, Choreografin und Pädagogin 1894 - 1991

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„Logic, like lyrical poetry, is no employment for the middle-aged“

—  John Maynard Keynes British economist 1883 - 1946

Quelle: Essays In Biography (1933), F. P. Ramsey, p. 296
Originally published in The Economic Journal, March 1930. and The New Statesman and Nation, October 3, 1931

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„Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements. Once you understand the grammar of yoga; you can write your poetry of movements.“

—  Amit Ray Indian author 1960

Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Lifestyle (2012) https://books.google.co.in/books?id=sBsG9V1oVdMC,

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„Poetry is what looks like poetry, what sounds like poetry. It is metrical composition.“

—  J. V. Cunningham American writer 1911 - 1985

'Poetry, Structure and Tradition' Dec 31 1939
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„Poetry is like time travel, and poems take us to the heart of the matter“

—  Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall second wife of Prince Charles 1947

About poems that moves her to tears
First World War centenary: the war poem that moves the Duchess of Cornwall to tears The Daily Telegraph 28 June 2014 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-one/10932405/First-World-War-centenary-the-war-poem-that-moves-the-Duchess-of-Cornwall-to-tears.html#disqus_thread

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„The urge to write poetry is like having an itch. When the itch becomes annoying enough, you scratch it.“

—  Robert Penn Warren American poet, novelist, and literary critic 1905 - 1989

The New York Times (16 December 1969)

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„Sandburg is unreadable today only because of the way he wrote. His prose was bad poetry, like his poetry.“

—  Clive James Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist 1939 - 2019

'On American Movie Critics' (New York Times Book Review, June 4, 2006)
Essays and reviews

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„I like to watch the news, because I don't like people very much and when you watch the news… if you ever had an idea that people were really terrible, you could watch the news and know that you're right.“

—  Frank Zappa American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer 1940 - 1993

Appearance on Thicke of the Night (28 April 1984).

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„March in Ireland can be a very lovely month, if you like your air rain-washed and your light wind-shaken.“

—  John Banville Irish writer 1945

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„Raw love, like raw heartache, could blindside you.“

—  Jodi Picoult, Salem Falls

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„I don’t like it when you use my shampoo, because then your hair smells like me, not you.“

—  David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary

Quelle: The Lover's Dictionary

„You can teach the writing of verse.. like prose.. an instrument.. and the recognition of true poetry. The rest, writers must teach them selves.“

—  John Hollander American poet 1929 - 2013

Interview with J D McCarthy 'The Art of Poetry' no 35 Fall 1985

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