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Verse satire indeed is entirely our own.
View quotes by Quintilian

I'd as soon write free verse as play tennis with the net down.
View quotes by Robert Frost

You can't enjoy light verse with a heavy heart.

View quotes by Russell Baker

If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone.
View quotes by Thomas Hardy

Will you have all in all for prose and verse? Take the miracle of our age, Sir Philip Sydney
View quotes by Richard Carew

Statues and pictures and verse may be grand, But they are not the Life for which they stand.
View quotes by James Thomson

This was the first one I played because the riff in the verse really got me going [paperback writer]. I must have been about eight years old at the time.
View quotes by Danny O'donoghue

Prologues precede the piece in mournful verse,
As undertakers walk before the hearse
View quotes by David Garrick

Poets that lasting marble seek Must carve in Latin or in Greek. (Of English Verse, 1645)
View quotes by Edmund Waller

It is the logic of our times, No subject for immortal verse- That we who lived by honest dreams Defend the bad against the worse. ('Where are the War Poets?')
View quotes by C Day-Lewis

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free (Verse inscribed on Statue of Liberty)
View quotes by Emma Lazarus

Choose an author as you choose a friend (Essay on Translated Verse)
View quotes by Earl Of Roscommon

There are certain things in which mediocrity is intolerable: poetry, music, painting, public eloquence. What torture it is to hear a frigid speech being pompously declaimed, or second-rate verse spoken with all a bad poet's bombast!
View quotes by Jean De La Bruyere

Walter sang me a little sea chantey. The verse ended, 'Just watch your back with Dan], dear, just watch your back with Dan.'
View quotes by Connie Chung



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