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Quotes of verses

  1. I wouldn't say I'm a very controlling person. For instance, when I talk to the actors, I don't tell them exactly what I want because I want them to surprise me. I even encourage them to change some of the verses of the script if they need to. – Alejandro Amenabar
  2. I've written many extra verses to songs that I learned to sing- an extra verse about a friend, or just add some verse- and that led to writing my own songs. – Jackson Browne
  3. Go now, verses on your light feet, you have not trodden hard on the old earth where the graves laugh when they see their guests, the one corpse stacked on top of the other. Go now and stagger to her whom I do not know. – Hugo Claus
  4. To declaim freedom verses seems like a poem within a poem; freedom requires guns, it requires arms, but no feet. – Franz Grillparzer
  5. The man is either mad, or he is making verses – Horace
  6. That was in the days when everyone rode a bicycle, and the journal had a circulation of over one hundred and twenty -five thousand weekly, so my verses and illustrations became known to a fairly large public. – Joseph C. Lincoln
  7. There is poetry even in prose, in all the great prose which is not merely utilitarian or didactic: there exist poets who write in prose or at least in more or less apparent prose; millions of poets write verses which have no connection with poetry. – Eugenio Montale
  8. After I'd produced about two dozen pen and ink drawings, one evening I decided that they needed poems to accompany them. I still have no idea where that notion came from, but it took me about two hours to produce verses for these creatures. – Jack Prelutsky
  9. Poetry seems to sink into us the way prose doesn't. I can still quote verses I learned when I was very young, but I have trouble remembering one line of a novel I just finished reading. – Jack Prelutsky
  10. An exact poetic duplication of a man is for the poet a negation of the earth, an impossibility of being, even though his greatest desire is to speak to many men, to unite with them by means of harmonious verses about the truths of the mind or of things. – Salvatore Quasimodo
  11. We wrote verses that condemned us, with no hope of pardon, to the most bitter solitude. – Salvatore Quasimodo
  12. One of my earliest memories... I knew three full verses of the Star Spangled Banner when I was seven or eight years old. And one of the nuns discovered this phenomenon and I was actually sent around from classroom to classroom to do the whole thing. – Dave Van Ronk
  13. To write regular verses destroys an infinite number of fine possibilities, but at the same time it suggests a multitude of distant and totally unexpected thoughts. – Paul Valery

Usage examples for verses

  1. Most verses I read are short, like 'Lest coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. – Out of the Triangle by Mary E. Bamford
  2. The absurdity of the verses is in the argument. – A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) by Augustus de Morgan
  3. When the poet is your host, his verses are sure to charm. – The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  4. It were an easy matter to produce some thousands of his verses which are lame for want of half a foot, and sometimes a whole one, and which no pronunciation can make otherwise. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. And sometimes there are verses that I want to sing, they are so sweet- but such things are wrong. – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  6. Not that, girl- but the verses sent me yesterday. – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  7. She was still sitting with her forehead resting on her clasped hands, reading the verses over and over and dreaming of the future day when fame should come to her, when she heard her mother's voice outside. – Half a Dozen Girls by Anna Chapin Ray
  8. I ain't much at recollectin' verses – Stories of the Foot-hills by Margaret Collier Graham
  9. Dryden, for less than three hundred pounds, sold Tonson ten thousand verses as may be seen by the agreement. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  10. My verses don't speak for themselves, and no one would know it was a chorus if I didn't explain. – Whispering Smith by Frank H. Spearman
  11. The ugly sister finished first, and when the verses came to be read, hers were pronounced the best. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. Each part contains eight verses – The Children's Six Minutes by Bruce S. Wright
  13. End of the Project Gutenberg eText Verses and Translations – Verses and Translations by C. S. C.
  14. Verses of his were announced to appear during the year to come. – She Buildeth Her House by Will Comfort
  15. I hear you laugh when you have read the verses how foolish, eh? – Letters of a Javanese Princess by Raden Adjeng Kartini Commentator: Louis Couperus
  16. I never wrote any verses worth reading. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  17. At the right of the house is a long terrace which formed one of Wordsworth's favorite walks, where he composed thousands of verses – The Lure of the Camera by Charles S. Olcott
  18. You see, the verses are sane; that is their strong point, and it seems it is strong enough to carry them. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  19. That was an extreme instance of the way the class is treated in our literature; and then in poetry we have some disdainful verses of Mr. Tennyson's. – The Intellectual Life by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  20. Did you see those verses in the North American translated from the Persian? – Notes of a Son and Brother by Henry James

Rhymes for verses