Poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are of nature of universals, whereas those of history are of singulars
The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as in poetry.
Poetry makes life what lights and music do the stage.
Poverty, Poetry, and new titles of honour, make men ridiculous.
Superstition is the poetry of life.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
But you hate poetry!Yes, but you make me want to write it.