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Before you came the world was prose. Now poetry is born.
If geography is prose, maps are iconography.
Good authors, too, who once knew better words now only use four-letter words writing prose... anything goes.
Summer for prose and lemons, for nakedness and languor.
Polyphonic prose is a kind of free verse, except that it is still freer. Polyphonic makes full use of cadence, rime, alliteration, assonance.
Work on good prose has three steps: a musical stage when it is composed, an architectonic one when it is built, and a textile one when it is woven.
I want the concentration and the romance, and the worlds all glued together, fused, glowing: have no time to waste any more on prose.
it wasn't by accident that the Gettysburg address was so short.
It wasn't by accident that the Gettysburg address was so short. The laws of prose writing are as immutable as those of flight, of mathematics, of physics.
As poetry is the harmony of words, so music is that of notes; and as poetry is a rise above prose and oratory, so is music the exaltation of poetry.
The tradition of Russian literature is also an eastern tradition of learning poetry and prose by heart.
Strangely, Dante's Divine Comedy did not produce a prose of that creative height or it did so after centuries.
When I put together a graphic novel, I don't think about literary prose. I think about storytelling.
Always be a poet, even in prose.
He who writes prose builds his temple to Fame in rubble; he who writes verses builds it in granite. - Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton
He who writes prose builds his temple to Fame in rubble; he who writes verses builds it in granite.
Prose, narratives, etcetera, can carry healing. Poetry does it more intensely.
When critics are waiting to pounce upon poetic style on exactly the same grounds as if it were prose, the poets tremble.
Read a lot - poems, prose, stories, newspapers, anything. Read books and poems that you think you will like and some that you think might not be for you. You might be surprised.
Marriage is a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
Writing is revision. All prose responds to work.
The Italian prose tale had begun to exercise that influence as early as Chaucer's time: but circumstances and atmosphere were as yet unfavourable for its growth.
Histories never conclude; they just pause their prose. Their stories are, if they are truthful, untidy affairs, resistant to windings-up and sortings-out. They beat raggedly on into the future.
To hell with reality! I want to die in music, not in reason or in prose.
To overcome the academic prose you have first to overcome the academic pose.
A dog, I have always said, is prose; a cat is a poem.
The most beautiful prose paragraph yet written by any American.
Poetry is a language in which man explores his own amazement.
The most important tribute any human being can pay to a poem or a piece of prose he or she really loves is to learn it by heart. Not by brain, by heart; the expression is vital.
No subject is terrible if the story is true, if the prose is clean and honest, and if it affirms courage and grace under pressure.
Warfare is the father of all good things, it is also the father of good prose!
Narrative prose is a legal wife, while drama is a posturing, boisterous, cheeky and wearisome mistress.
There is no form of prose more difficult to understand and more tedious to read than the average scientific paper.
The Last Of England works with image and sound, a language which is nearer to poetry than prose. It tells its story quite happily in silent images, in contrast to a word-bound cinema.
My preference is for prose with more silence in it, language that contains more pockets of strangeness.
An essential element for good writing is a good ear: One must listen to the sound of one's own prose.
When we share - that is poetry in the prose of life.
The age is materialistic. Verse isn't. I must be with the age, so I am writing prose.
I believe the novella is the perfect form of prose fiction. It is the beautiful daughter of a rambling, bloated ill-shaven giant (but a giant who's a genius on his best days).
The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the mould of the body and mind entire.
Israel is moving from the realm of poetry to the realm of prose.
Behind the perfection of a man's style, must lie the passion of a man's soul.
Root out all the "to be" verbs in your prose and bludgeon them until dead. No "It was" or "they are" or "I am." Don't let it be, make it happen.
I really don't have a lot in common with the people who attend the Comic Con. It's like assuming that all people who write prose are the same.
Prose is walking; poetry is flying
A great actor is independent of the poet, because the supreme essence of feeling does not reside in prose or in verse, but in the accent with which it is delivered.
Prose proposes, verse reverses.
The old prose writers wrote as if they were speaking to an audience; while, among us, prose is invariably written for the eye alone.
The best prose is written by authors who see their universe with a poet’s eyes.
Prose is like hair; it shines with combing.