Funny Quotes About Poetry

Best funny quotes about poetry

Whose limericks stopped at line two.


For twenty years, I've stared my level best to see if evening - any evening - would suggest a patient etherized upon a table; in vain. I simply wasn't able.

C.S. Lewis

T.S. Eliot's face had deep lines. I cannot say the same for his poetry.

Melville Cane

On the day that God made Carl Sandburg, he didn't do anything else that day but feel good.

Edward Steichen

John Donne's poems are like the peace of God; they pass all understanding.

King James I

A new firm of publishers has written to me proposing to publish 'the successor' of A Shropshire Lad. But as they don't also offer to write it, I have to put them off.

A.E. Housman

If you imagine a Scotch commercial traveller in a Scotch commercial hotel leaning on the bar and calling the barmaid Dearie, then you will know the keynote of Burns' verse.

A.E. Housman

Perhaps the saddest lot that can befall mortal man is to be the husband of a lady poet.

George Jean Nathan

The poetry of Seth will be remembered long after that of Homer and Virgil is forgotten - but not until then.

Richard Porson

We're just waiting for the moment his poetic licence expires.

Noel Coward

Baldrick, I would rather French-kiss a skunk than listen to your poetry.

Captain Blackadder, Blackadder Goes Forth

I can't pretend to be a judge of poetry. I'm an English teacher not a homosexual.

Hugh Baxter

My favourite poem is the one that starts 'Thirty days hath September' because it actually tells you something.

Groucho Marx

I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning and took out a comma. In the afternoon, I put it back in.

Oscar Wilde

It occurred to me that I would like to be a poet. The chief qualification, I understand, is that you must be born. Well, I hunted up my birth certificate, and found that I was all right on that score.


If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have left him alone.

Thomas Hardy

Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.

Don Marquis

A publisher would rather see a burglar in his office than a poet.

Don Marquis

If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words.

Fran Lebowitz

Writing a poem is a bit like throwing up. It's quick and efficient you always feel better after.

Sara-Jane Lovett

Poetry books are handy implements for killing persistent irritating flies.

Geoffrey Grigson

Rodney Spelvin was the sort of man who would produce a slim volume of verse bound in squashy mauve leather at the drop of a hat, mostly on the subject of sunsets and pixies.

P.G. Wodehouse

Poets y is sissy stuff that rhymes. Weedy people say la and fie swoon when they see a bunch of daffodils.

Geoffrey Willans

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