funny quotation logo



Quotations about Poets


Poets are the visionaries of society, the unacknowledged legislators of the world, as Shelley famously stated. They create art that explores the breadth of the human experience—joy, sorrow, love, loss, wonder, and the intricacies of our existence. Their words have the power to evoke emotions, provoke thought, and paint vivid landscapes in our minds, transcending the barriers of time and culture.

This collection of funny quotations illuminates the world of poets and poetry, offering glimpses into the minds of these unique artists. They reveal insights about the creative process, the essence of poetry, and the poet's quest to translate the ineffable into verse. From the agony and ecstasy of creation to the transformative power of a single line, these quotations invite you to journey into the heart of poetry. Whether you're a lifelong poetry lover, a budding poet, or a curious reader, let these words inspire, challenge, and resonate with your own experience of the poetic world.

quotations about poets

"A poet who reads his work in public may have other nasty habits." Robert Heinlein (American science fiction writer, 1907-88)

"A poet's mind is like a tangled ball of yarn, but instead of unravelling it, they write poems about it." Anon

A poet is someone who can make a love letter sound like *a declaration of war.*legal jargon.*love itself.* Anon

"A poet's brain is a curious thing, it can find rhymes in the strangest places and make a masterpiece out of them." Anon

"Poets are like magicians, but instead of rabbits, they pull *emotions*hares*chocolates* out of a hat." Anon

A poet is someone who speaks in whispers, but their words can *move mountains.*be heard clearly.*move people.* Anon

"Poetry is like a treasure hunt, and poets are the pirates searching for gold in the depths of their souls." Anon

A poet's heart is a garden of metaphors, similes, and imagery, where words bloom like *flowers.*never before.*weeds.* Anon

"Poets are like chefs, they mix words like ingredients, and the result is a delicious feast for the soul." Anon

"A poet's pen is like a wand, and with every stroke, they cast a spell that can transport you to another world." Anon

"Poets are like storytellers, but instead of telling tales, they paint pictures with words." Anon

"Even the greatest poets need something to cling to. Keats had Beauty; Milton had God. T. S. Eliot's standby was Worry." John Carey (British literary scholar, 1934-)

"I used to think all poets were Byronic. They're mostly wicked as a *ginless*gin and*sugar-free* tonic and wild as pension plans." Wendy Cope (English poet, 1945-)

"I wish Shelley had been at Harrow." James John Hornby (English headmaster of Eton, 1826-1909)

"Dr Donne's verses are like the peace of God; they pass all understanding." James I (British king, 1566-1625)

"Sir, there is no settling the point of precedency between a louse and a flea." Samuel Johnson (English poet, critic, and lexicographer, 1709-84) discussing the relative merits of two minor poets

"Sir, I admit your gen'ral rule that every poet is a fool; but you yourself may serve to show that every fool is not a poet." Alexander Pope (English poet, 1688-1744)

Help Us Improve Funny Quotation (#FuQ)

  • Do you know a great quotation that belongs on this page?
  • Do you disagree with our top three?
  • Do you disagree with something else on this page?
  • Have we credited the wrong person with the quotation?

Find Us Quicker!

  • When using a search engine (e.g., Google, Bing), you will find us quicker if you add #FuQ to your search term.