Tom Shakespeare

The earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not enough for every man’s greed.

Mahatma Gandhi

If you want to eat well in England, eat three breakfasts.

W.Somerset Maugham

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

Provers 15.17

Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Ecclesiastes 12.12

If poetry comes not as naturally as leaves to a tree it had better not come at all.

John Keats

Poetry is a form of refrigeration that stops language going bad.

Peter Porter

The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you are an artist.

Max Jacob

To be mistaken about the rhythm of a sentence is to be mistaken about the very meaning of that sentence.

Friedrich Nietzsche

I know that poetry is indispensable, but to what I couldn’t say.

Jean Cocteau

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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