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Rhyme Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Rhyme

Please enjoy these Rhyme Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Jigging veins of rhyming mother wits.
- Christopher Marlowe

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

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

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

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

Friendship is held to be the severest test of character.
It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan,
whose blood is in your own veins.
- Charles Alexander Eastman

The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
- Clara Barton

Some girls are just born with glitter in their veins.
- Paris Hilton

The right of petition is an old undoubted household
right of the blood of England,
which runs in our veins.
- Caleb Cushing

I've got Disney blood running through my veins.
- John Lasseter

Anyone with any real blood in his or her veins cannot help being a fan.
Being a true American and being a fan are synonymous.
- Lulu Glaser

I have wondered sometimes if there are not perhaps
some disadvantages in having really blue blood in one's veins,
like grandmamma and me.
- Elinor Glyn

Let Justice, blind and halt and maimed,
chastise the rebel spirit surging in my veins,
let the Law deal me penalties and pains And make me
hideous in my neighbours' eyes.
- Ada Cambridge

I want to make music that will make the blood surge in your veins,
music that will get people up and dance.
- Alex Kapranos

Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.
- C. Day Lewis

Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy.
Deceit is a poison in its veins.
- Edward Kennedy

All men should have a drop of treason in their veins,
if nations are not to go soft like so many sleepy pears.
- Rebecca West

I am proud of my black roots and of the black blood that runs in my veins.
- Ryan Giggs

It's a standard staple in Japanese cinema to cut somebody's
arm off and have red water hoses for veins,
spraying blood everywhere.
- Quentin Tarantino

I have seen the movement of the sinews of the sky,
And the blood coursing in the veins of the moon.
- Muhammad Iqbal

You never enjoy the world aright, till the sea itself floweth in your veins,
till you are clothed with the heavens and crowned with the stars.
- Thomas Traherne

No real blood flows in the veins of the knowing subject constructed by Locke,
Hume, and Kant, but rather the diluted extract of reason
as a mere activity of thought.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

We all gonna die, we bleed from similar veins.
- Tupac Shakur

And when you see it the first time you put the film together,
the roughest cut, is when you want to go home and open
up your veins and get in a warm tub and just go away.
And then it gradually, maybe, works its way back,
somewhere toward that spot you were at before.
- Joel Coen

Today's students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains.
If they can conceive it and believe it,
they can achieve it.
They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude
that will determine their altitude.
- Jesse Jackson

It was but then, when you're, one of the great poisonous
events that have infected us all who were in South
Africa is that the idea of difference is drip fed into your veins.
It's that that you fight.
- Janet Suzman

I think the thing that has made it possible for me
to write personal songs and sing them year after year
is the sensibility for good writing.
Just opening your veins all over the paper is not necessarily going to be interesting.
I wanted to speak to people.
- Shawn Colvin

My grandmothers are full of memories,
smelling of soap and onions and wet clay,
with veins rolling roughly over quick hands,
they have many clean words to say, my grandmothers were strong.
- Margaret Walker

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich


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