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Shakespeare - The Early Years

Inspiration for a spot o' Macbeth

Shakespeare - The Early Years thanks to Mel Hardman

'Out, damned spot! out, I say!' - Macbeth Act V, Scene I
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Dancing is silent poetry. - Simonides

I want to make a poem of my life. - Yukio Mishima

A poem begins with a lump in the throat. - Robert Frost

A poem is never finished, only abandoned. - Paul Valery

Journal writing is a voyage to the interior. - Christina Baldwin

She moved like a poem and smiled like a sphinx. - Laini Taylor

The point of good writing is knowing when to stop. - L.M. Montgomery

My poems are hymns of praise to the glory of life. - Edith Sitwell

I write poems like some people sing in the bathroom. - Amit Bhatia

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree. - Joyce Kilmer

The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem. - Walt Whitman

Prose is a museum, where all the old weapons of poetry are kept. - T.E. Hulme

There is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem. - Booker T Washington

Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people. - Adrian Mitchell

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about. - Benjamin Franklin

Proper names are poetry in the raw. Like all poetry they are untranslatable. - W H Auden

Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. - Francis Bacon

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. - Robert Frost

I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering. - Robert Frost

The dark night was the first book of poetry, and the constellations were the poems. - Chet Raymo

Poetry spills from the cracks of a broken heart, but flows from one which is loved. - Christopher P. Rubero

Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up. - Ernest Hemingway

Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. - Louis L'Amour

Writing is mentally stimulating; it's like a puzzle that makes you think all the time. - Stephanie Zimbalist

There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope. - Oscar Wilde

Writing is very much a playground - an artistic playground. It's the most fun thing I do. - Shania Twain

Playing Shakespeare is so tiring. You never get a chance to sit down unless you're a king. - Josephine Hull

Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it's addressed to someone else. - Ivern Ball

Shakespeare said pretty well everything and what he left out, James Joyce, with a judge from meself, put in. - Brendan Behan

When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature. - Ernest Hemingway

Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank piece of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead. - Gene Fowler

The greatest ideas, the most profound thoughts, and the most beautiful poetry are born from the womb of silence. - William A. Ward

I do not see how a man can work on the frontiers of physics and write poetry at the same time. They are in opposition. - Paul Dirac

My favourite poem is the one that starts, "Thirty days hath September" because it actually tells you something. - Groucho Marx

I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again. - Oscar Wilde

Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all. - Ray Bradbury

Doing well with blogging is not about writing one key post, it is about performing day after day and helping a few people at a time. - Aaron Wall

Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. - Donald Trump

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write something worth reading or do things worth the writing. - Benjamin Franklin

Think while walking, walk while thinking, and let writing be but the light pause, as the body on a walk rests in contemplation of wide open spaces. - Frederic Gros


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