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Rhyme Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Rhyme are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

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Lyrics are very different.
There is a clear line between that and a poem.
Something that has been a source of great excitement
and delight for me is this idea that I get to rhyme.
- Joanna Newsom

I like rhyme because it is memorable,
I like form because having to work to a pattern gives me original ideas.
- Anne Stevenson

I'm tired of love; I'm still more tired of rhyme;
but money gives me pleasure all the time.
- Hilaire Belloc

 

Children seem naturally drawn to poetry -
it's some combination of the rhyme,
rhythm, and the words themselves.
- Jack Prelutsky

A rhyme doesn't make a song.
- Dorothy Fields

I was promised on a time - to have reason for my rhyme;
From that time unto this season,
I received nor rhyme nor reason.
- Edmund Spenser


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I mean, when it's time to rhyme rhyme,
I can get down for mine.
- Missy Elliot

Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he
performs above the heads of his audience,
the poet, like an acrobat, climbs on rhyme to a high wire of his own making.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The poetic act consists of suddenly seeing that an
idea splits up into a number of equal motifs and of grouping them;
they rhyme.
- Stephane Mallarme

Rappers tend to use words sometimes that just rhyme
and don't really mean nothing.
- Trick Daddy

As soon as war is declared it will be impossible to hold the poets back.
Rhyme is still the most effective drum.
- Jean Giraudoux

Once in awhile you have a thought, and you rhyme it.
- Howard Nemerov

I'm sure 50 percent of television ads use rhyme.
- Paul Muldoon

You know, the music business is like the Lotto.
Just put your numbers down and sometimes they hit,
and sometimes they don't.
There's just no rhyme or reason.
- Barry McGuire

I don't rhyme right now, but I may ten years from now.
- Jill Scott

If you play jazz, then you play with your fingers.
If you're playing rock, you use a pick.
There's really no rhyme or reason to that other than
that's just the way it has been.
- Kevin Eubanks

I believe that these devices like repetition and rhyme are not artificial,
that they're not imposed, somehow, on the language.
- Paul Muldoon

I wanted a perfect ending.
Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme,
and some stories don't have a clear beginning,
middle and end.
- Gilda Radner

Oh, love will make a dog howl in rhyme.
- Francis Beaumont

But there's nothing that gives me more thrill than
when I'm writing and a couplet works.
I find the right rhyme, or it's just perfect.
There's nothing that exciting.
- Rosanne Cash

I work best in rhyme and meter.
I was most confident of myself in that way.
- Thom Gunn

Sticks and stones may break my bones,
but words will never hurt me.
- schoolyard rhyme

I don't write down my experiences, but I have a very decent memory.
I have tons of books in which I write down phrases as they occur to me.
That's how I write songs.
I'll need a line and I'll go through the books and find it,
the right rhyme and everything.
- Evan Dando

I like a very dark house, just black.
I sit there and just think.
Once I'm still and quiet inside, I'll begin.
It's very personal; it has to be.
One song may be Bach, the next blues,
a song from TV, or a nursery rhyme or jazz piece.
- Bobby McFerrin

Everything that Traffic ever did, I'd give Steve a complete lyric,
titled, written out with the verse, the bridge,
the shape and rhyme and then Steve had to figure out
how the meter of the words would fit musically.
- Jim Capaldi

It's useless to try and make rhyme or reason of it,
because one guy thinks one thing and the other guy
sees a whole other thing.
So I try not to take them too seriously.
Lately I have them screened so I only read the positive ones.
- David Zucker

I was always making up rhymes.
But I never thought that poetry would become my life.
- Saul Williams

You take stuff from different places,
and sometimes you stick a line in because it rhymes,
not because it makes sense.
- Van Morrison

Like a French poem is life; being only perfect in structure
when with the masculine rhymes mingled the feminine are.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I was always talking about what I could and would do,
and you would always make rhymes about the competion
even though we werent thinking about competition.
- Kool Moe Dee

I like Fisher Price music, nursery rhymes,
and the alphabet song.
- Tre Cool

I'm more into beats than rhymes.
I'm a huge fan of anything touched by the Neptunes.
Dancing is kind of my thing.
I go out with my friends as often as I can on the weekends,
and I'm always drawn to girls with rhythm.
- David Gallagher

Now between the meanings of words and their sounds
there is ordinarily no discoverable relation except one of accident;
and it is therefore miraculous,
to the mystic, when words which make sense can also
make a uniform objective structure of accents and rhymes.
- John C. Ransom

Those who have heard me speak from time to time know
that quite often I cite the observation of that great American author,
Mark Twain, who said, history does not repeat itself,
but it rhymes.
- J. D. Hayworth

I want you to see that I'm looking.
Look at me look at you.
I'm cool with that.
- Busta Rhymes

I appreciate the additional additives and preservatives
that help sell a project,
but I'm sticking to what works best for me.
I gotta sell the album live on stage and make people believe in the songs.
- Busta Rhymes

The fact that something is in a rhymed form or in blank
verse will not make it good poetry.
- Robert Morgan

In high school, we studied a lot of poetical forms.
I was really interested in the math that was involved
and the strange live break ups.
That gave me a great amount of respect for a rhymed stanza.
- Joanna Newsom

The first album was 99 percent hard core to show you
I was the best rhymer in the world.
- Big Pun

Poetry consists in a rhyming dictionary and things seen.
- Gertrude Stein

Jigging veins of rhyming mother wits.
- Christopher Marlowe

When I'm rhyming it's all in my head...
Like the slaves, when they were picking cotton,
they would block out their minds.
They would sing.
- Wyclef Jean

No thesaurus can give you those words,
no rhyming dictionary.
They must happen out of you.
- Dorothy Fields

A certain administration which I won't call by name
took the arts out of the schools,
and that left the brothers out on the street with nothing,
so they went to the turntables and started rhyming.
Then they had a way to express themselves,
and that's the birth of hip-hop.
- Isaac Hayes

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
- Oscar Wilde

There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money,
either.
- Robert Graves

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Poetry is just the evidence of life.
If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
- Leonard Cohen

A poet's autobiography is his poetry.
Anything else is just a footnote.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that.
Poetry is as precise as geometry.
- Gustave Flaubert

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

Poetry: the best words in the best order.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
- Plutarch

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.
- Joseph Joubert

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door,
leaving those who look through to guess about what
is seen during the moment.
- Carl Sandburg

Any healthy man can go without food for two days -
but not without poetry.
- Charles Baudelaire

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
- Marianne Moore

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet,
though he has never written a line in all his life.
- George Sand

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
- Plato

Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
- Carl Sandburg

Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet
believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.
- William Hazlitt

There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.
- John Cage

Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered
into by reading other poems.
- John Barton

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder,
with a dash of the dictionary.
- Khalil Gibran


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