Top 28 Metrical Quotes

#1. Or he can work it out as a metrical and formal exercise, but he will be disappointed in its content. The New Year's prospect fairly chills his daunting breast.

John Crowe Ransom

Metrical Quotes #354882
#2. My object to venture the suggestion that an important application of phonetics to metrical problems lies in the study of phonetic word-structure.

Adelaide Crapsey

Metrical Quotes #1649911
#3. I try to write very fast. I don't revise very much. I write the poem in one sitting. Just let it rip. It's usually over in twenty to forty minutes. I'll go back and tinker with a word or two, change a line for some metrical reason weeks later, but I try to get the whole thing just done.

Billy Collins

Metrical Quotes #1545808
#4. Two possibilities present themselves for the analytical treatment of metrical geometry.

Hermann Weyl

Metrical Quotes #1430674
#5. Emily Dickinson never developed. She remained loyal to her persona and to that same little metrical song that stood her in such good stead. She is a striking example of complexity within a simple package. Her rhymes are like bows on the package.

Billy Collins

Metrical Quotes #1380369
#6. Blessed be all metrical rules that forbid automatic responses, force us to have second thoughts, free us from the fetters of Self.

W. H. Auden

Metrical Quotes #1338360
#7. the problem is then to develop a theory of invariance with respect to arbitrary linear transformations, in which, however, in contra-distinction to the case of affine geometry, we have a definite invariant quadratic form, viz. the metrical groundform once and for all as an absolute datum.

Hermann Weyl

Metrical Quotes #1081478
#8. In America, a metrical poem is likely to conjure up the idea of the sort of poet who wears ties and lunches at the faculty club. In Russia it suggests the moral force of an art practiced against the greatest personal odds, as a discipline, solitary and intense.

Joseph Brodsky

Metrical Quotes #1062121
#9. The next time you hear someone in a workshop remarking on how good a particular free-verse line or passage sounds, scan it. The odds are that it will fall into a regular metrical pattern.

Annie Finch

Metrical Quotes #978467
#10. Life would be stunted and narrow if we could feel no significance in the world around us beyond that which can be weighed and measured with the tools of the physicist or described by the metrical symbols of the mathematician.

Arthur Eddington

Metrical Quotes #971392
#11. Thinking is translating 'prosaic-ideas' without accessories" since ideas (in brain) do not follow any metrical composition.

Md. Ziaul Haque

Metrical Quotes #879017
#12. All through childhood, I wrote verses and mysteries. There is, for me, one connection: structure. My poetry is metrical, rhyming.

Sophie Hannah

Metrical Quotes #24370
#13. I began to write what I called 'rhythms' ie unrhymed pieces with no formal metrical scheme where the rhythm was created by a kind if inner chant..Later I was told I was writing 'free verse' or Vers libre.

Richard Aldington

Metrical Quotes #364265
#14. It seems that danger assigns to public voices the responsibility of a rhythm, as if in metrical units there is a coherence we can use to balance whatever senseless and furious event is about to come rushing around our heads.

Don DeLillo

Metrical Quotes #560683
#15. Metrical geometry is thus a part of descriptive geometry, and descriptive geometry is all geometry.

Arthur Cayley

Metrical Quotes #630124
#16. If there has been one overriding change in poetic practice, it is that under the influence of free verse the poets have made a primary virtue out of exactitude and economy of meaning: this has replaced metrical skill as the first thing the poet tunes to.

Martin Langford

Metrical Quotes #682615
#17. Modernism in other arts brought extreme difficulty. In poetry, the characteristic difficulty imported under the name of modernism was obscurity. But obscurity could just as easily be a quality of metrical as of free verse.

James Fenton

Metrical Quotes #762321
#18. The cleavage between the scientific and the extra-scientific domain of experience is, I believe, not a cleavage between the concrete and the transcendental but between the metrical and the non-metrical.

Arthur Stanley Eddington

Metrical Quotes #792684
#19. To understand Vers libre, one must abandon all desire to find in it the even rhythm of metrical feet. One must allow the lines to flow as they will when read aloud by an intelligent reader.

Amy Lowell

Metrical Quotes #799036
#20. There can be no space nor any part of space without gravitational potentials; for these confer upon space its metrical qualities, without which it cannot be imagined at all. The existence of the gravitational field is inseparably bound up with the existence of space.

Albert Einstein

Metrical Quotes #916307
#21. To me, forgiveness is the cornerstone of healing.

Sylvia Fraser

Metrical Quotes #399842
#22. I'm getting better, happier, and nicer as I grow older, so I would be terrific in a couple of hundred years time.

Maeve Binchy

Metrical Quotes #455574
#23. And that's its own kind of magic - to feel that people who are gone are still here.

Liesl Shurtliff

Metrical Quotes #482073
#24. F. Scott Fitzgerald thought that prolonging his adolescence would protect his talent.

Mason Cooley

Metrical Quotes #812513
#25. All was taken away from you: white dresses, wings, even existence.

Czeslaw Milosz

Metrical Quotes #823982
#26. Muslims have different meanings for the same words that we use. They are so convinced of the "truth" of Islam that they do not perceive Jihad/terrorism, or dhimmitude as violence.

Ali Sina

Metrical Quotes #1282167
#27. The human creature is so astonishing, but count on it before anything else to be just that-a creature. A laughing animal, a dangerous one, a clever one, a scared one, but always acting for a reason-a motive that will move the beast towards its desires.

Jeffery Deaver

Metrical Quotes #1294660
#28. accept that you deserve more
than painful love
life is moving
the healthiest thing
for your heart is
to move with it

Rupi Kaur

Metrical Quotes #1801909

Famous Authors

Popular Topics

Scroll to Top