Famous quotes containing the word poetic:

    There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    There is something beautiful, touching and poetic when one person loves more than the other, and the other is indifferent.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    The most important quality of art and its aim is illusion; emotion, which is often obtained by certain sacrifices of poetic detail, is something else entirely and of an inferior order.
    Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880)