Poetry Quotes: Heart

A vein of Poetry exists in the hearts of all men… ~Thomas Carlyle, “The Hero as Poet,” 1840

To form the complete poet, neither heart only, nor head only, is sufficient; the complete poet must have a heart in his brain, or a brain in his heart. ~George Darley

There can be poetry in the writings of a few men; but it ought to be in the hearts and lives of all. ~John Sterline

True poets are those who have received from God, together with the gift of expression, the power of penetrating further than others into the things of the heart and the life. ~Alexandre Vinet (1797–1847)

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them. ~Dennis Gabor

Poetry mends a broken arrow then shoots us in the heart with it. ~Terri Guillemets, “Love, life, poetry,” 2016

The flowery Path of Poetry but ill accords with the thorny Mazes of the Law; in the one I have wandered with rapture from Infancy, and I have endeavoured to grace the other with a simple but lasting Ornament — Integrity of Heart. ~Charles Snart, “Dedication, to Robert Lowe, Esq. Oxton,” 1807 January 1st, Newark, Selection of Poems

Poetry often brings consolation to the heart which prose has failed to touch… ~Luigi, 1884 [Luigi is pseudonym for a still-unknown female compiler. –tg]

Pleasant images in pleasant words…
of hope, and love, and melody,
the gushings of an overburdened heart…
~James Gates Percival (1795–1856), “Love of Study,” c.1822 [a little altered –tg]