48 Best Poetry Quotes About Life That Can Change Your Perspective!

Last Updated on February 4, 2021 by Scott M. Thomas

Who knows the most about life? Of course Poets. No one can enjoy life so close, so beautiful like them. That’s why their sayings, poems, and works are also important to everyone. Their words will help you to understand and enjoy life better. 

This writing is about poetry quotes about life and deep sayings by famous poet and philosophers. Hope you’ll enjoy it. 

“The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.” – Jean Cocteau

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” – Rumi

quotes by famous poets and writers

“To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears.” – Octavio Paz

“He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.” – George Sand

“Love is the house of God and you are living in that house.” – Rumi

“This is love: to fly toward a secret, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.” – Rumi

“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.” – Rumi

“If I can stop one heart from breaking,

I shall not live in vain;

If I can ease one life the aching,

Or cool one pain,

Or help one fainting robin

Unto his nest again,

I shall not live in vain.” –  Emily Dickinson

“Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.” – Khalil Gibran

“Always go too far, because that’s where you’ll find the truth.” – Albert Camus

“There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.” – Seneca

poetry quotes about life

“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” – Khalil Gibran

“I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.” – Steven Wright

“Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.” – James Joyce

“You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.” – Joseph Joubert

“If I were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human.” – Maggie Stiefvater

“What matters in life is what you care about and what you will continue to make effort toward caring about it.” – Nokwethemba Nkosi

“This is where I belong, burning in these flames. For everything I have done wrong, I know I am to blame.” – Atarah L. Poling

“I love being able to see an un-written future.” – Michael Jones

deep poetic quotes about life

“I will never take what is never given, but I will receive to what is given.” – Michael Jones

“Within my reflection, I see tears, for what I see is the truth, are my greatest fears.” – Atarah L. Poling

“It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll,

I am the master of my fate:

I am the captain of my soul.” – William Ernest Henley

“Poetry is the whispering of a truth by the shouting of the best possible lies.” – Oscar Sparrow

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anaïs Nin

“If you are living out of a sense of obligation you are a slave.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer

“Life is too deep for words, so don’t try to describe it, just live it.” – C. S. Lewis

quotes by famous poets and writers

“If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the Creator, there is no poverty.” – Rainer Maria Rilke 

“You think of yourself

as a citizen of the universe.

You think you belong

to this world of dust and matter.

Out of this dust

you have created a personal image,

and have forgotten

about the essence of your true origin.” – Rumi

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Deep Poetic Quotes About Life

“I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I’ll die like a poet.” – Bob Dylan

“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.” – Emily Dickinson

“Life is a frail moth flying caught in the web of the years that pass.” – Sara Teasdale

“Life is a long preparation for something that never happens.” – William Butler Yeats

“I want to be like water. I want to slip through fingers, but hold up a ship.” – Michelle Williams

“Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds it’s way back to you.” – Ranata Suzuki

poetic quotes about life and love

“There is a voice inside of you

That whispers all day long,

‘I feel that this is right for me,

I know that this is wrong.’

No teacher, preacher, parent, friend

Or wise man can decide

What’s right for you – just listen to

The voice that speaks inside.” – Shel Silverstein

“There is an ocean of silence between us… and I am drowning in it.” – Ranata Suzuki

“Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” – Oscar Wilde

“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.” – Mary Oliver

“He who is untrue to his own cause cannot command the respect of others.” – Albert Einstein

“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.” – Søren Kierkegaard

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain

“It is not I who am strong, it is a reason, it is truth.” – Émile Zola

“We can see through others only when we can see through ourselves.” – Bruce Lee

“I don’t care that they stole my idea. I care that they don’t have any of their own.” – Nikola Tesla

“You who suffer because you love, love still more. To die of love, is to live by it.” – Victor Hugo

inspirational poetry quotes about life

“Do not be lured by the need to be liked: better to be respected, even feared.” – Robert Greene

“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“The fullness of life is only accessible in the present moment.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.” – Joseph Campbell

“The art of love is largely the art of persistence.” – Albert Ellis  

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