“My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white”
Monty Python

Quotes, Aphorisms, Laws, and Thoughts
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 A poet can survive everything but a misprint. 
 Always be a poet, even in prose. 
 he sang his didn't he danced his did 
 I know that poetry is indispensable, but to what I could not say. 
 In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite. 
 It's hard to say why writing verse
Should terminate in drink or worse. 
 lady will you come with me into
the extremely little house of
my mind. 
 My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But, ah, my foes, and, oh, my friends —
It gives a lovely light. 
 Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. 
 Poetry is proof that rhyme doesn't pay. 
 Poets do not go mad; but chess players do. 
 Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. 
 She has eyes that men adore so
And a torso even more so. 
 Some prose writers go from bad to verse. 
 The best words in the best order. 
 The earth keeps some vibration going
There in your heart, and that is you. 
 The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things. 
 There is another world, but it is in this one. 
Il y a assurément un autre monde, mais il est dans celui-ci…
 There is no money in poetry, but then there is no poetry in money, either.