” Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare – and precious as a pearl. “


” For me, poetry is a situation – a state of being, a way of facing life and facing history. “


” Poetry is not only a set of words which are chosen to relate to each other, it is something which goes much further than that to provide a glimpse of our vision of the world. “


” I am a guest of the French language. My poems in French are born of my interaction with the French language, which is not the same as that of a French poet. “


” Poetry is a form of mathematics, a highly rigorous relationship with words. “



All 5 Tahar Ben Jelloun Quotes about Poet in picture


Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare - and precious as a pearl.
For me, poetry is a situation - a state of being, a way of facing life and facing history.


Poetry is not only a set of words which are chosen to relate to each other, it is something which goes much further than that to provide a glimpse of our vision of the world.
I am a guest of the French language. My poems in French are born of my interaction with the French language, which is not the same as that of a French poet.
Poetry is a form of mathematics, a highly rigorous relationship with words.
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