Tag Archives: quotes about poets

Poets do not climb over …

28 Mar

Poets do not climb over each other. The one is not the stepping-stone of the other. The poet rises alone, without any other lever than himself. He does not tread his equal under foot. The new-comers respect their elders. They succeed, they do not replace each other. The beautiful does not drive out the beautiful. Neither wolves nor masterpieces devour each other.

William Shakespeare by Victor Hugo

%d bloggers like this: