„Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking.“

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französischer Philosoph, Essayist, Schriftsteller und Lyrik… 1871 - 1945

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„Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking.“

—  John Wain British writer 1925 - 1994

Talk on BBC Radio, 13 January 1976
Quoted in "The Penguin Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Quotations", J M & M J Cohen (1996) p. 389 ISBN 0-14-051165-2

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„Our poetry in the eighteenth century was prose; our prose in the seventeenth, poetry.“

—  David Hare British writer 1947

Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare Guesses at Truth (London: Macmillan, ([1827-48] 1867) p. 143.
Misattributed

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„Meredith is a prose Browning, and so is Browning. He used poetry as a medium for writing in prose.“

—  Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900

The Critic as Artist (1891), Part I

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„Poetry must be as well written as prose.“

—  Ezra Pound American Imagist poet and critic 1885 - 1972

Letter to Harriet Monroe (January 1915)

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„By definition, if prose is a river, poetry is a fountain.“

—  Michael Longley poet 1939

'Poetry Ireland Review' Summer 1999

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„You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.“

—  Mario Cuomo American politician, Governor of New York 1932 - 2015

The New Republic (4 April 1985)

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„Prose — it might be speculated — is discourse; poetry ellipsis.“

—  Joyce Carol Oates American author 1938

"'Soul at the White Heat': The Romance of Emily Dickinson’s Poetry," (Woman) Writer: Occasions and Opportunities (1988)<!-- E.P. Dutton -->
Kontext: Prose — it might be speculated — is discourse; poetry ellipsis. Prose is spoken aloud; poetry overheard. The one is presumably articulate and social, a shared language, the voice of "communication"; the other is private, allusive, teasing, sly, idiosyncratic as the spider’s delicate web, a kind of witchcraft unfathomable to ordinary minds.

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„Prose is private drama; poetry is corporate drama.“

—  Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar-- a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communicatio… 1911 - 1980

Quelle: 1990s and beyond, The Book of Probes : Marshall McLuhan (2011), p. 275

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„Good prose is written only face to face with poetry.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

Sec. 92
The Gay Science (1882)

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„There is something in Poetry beyond Prose-reason; there are Mysteries in it not to be explained, but admired; which render mere Prose-men Infidels to their Divinity.“

—  Edward Young English poet 1683 - 1765

London 1759, p. 28 books.google https://books.google.de/books?id=h1IJAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA28&dq=mysteries
Conjectures on Original Composition (1759)

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Edward Young Foto

„There is something in Poetry beyond Prose-reason; there are Mysteries in it not to be explained, but admired.“

—  Edward Young English poet 1683 - 1765

Conjectures on Original Composition (1759) p. 28.

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„Poetry is prose bewitched, a music made of visual thoughts, the sound of an idea.“

—  Mina Loy Futurist poet and actress 1882 - 1966

Quelle: The Lost Lunar Baedeker: Poems of Mina Loy

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„Prose: words in their best order; poetry: the best words in the best order.“

—  Samuel Taylor Coleridge English poet, literary critic and philosopher 1772 - 1834

12 July 1827.
Table Talk (1821–1834)
Variante: Poetry: the best words in the best order.
Kontext: I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose = words in their best order; poetry = the best words in their best order.

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