41+ Best Rhyming Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational rhyming quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous Rhyming Quotes

A rhyme doesn’t make a song. — Dorothy Fields

The heart, not the head, must be the guide. — Arthur Erickson

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

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

Then one can’t make a living out of poetry? Certainly not. What fool expects to? Out of rhyming, yes. — Jack London

I can remember the first time I ever recorded my vocals on to a beat. Cat Coore from Third World – a legendary Jamaican band – had a little demo set up at his house. I’m very good friends with his eldest son, Shiah, who plays with me now. So we were rhyming over a track by the dancehall artist Peter Metro. I’ve still got it somewhere. — Damian Marley

The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings. — Albert Schweitzer

There was a rumor that Jesse Jackson was going to go over there to talk with the Taliban, apparently they were having trouble rhyming the word Jihad. — Jay Leno

But I’ve been freestyling and messing around with rhyming since I was 13. That’s when I really started listening to hip-hop music. — John Cena

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

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

I was not born under a rhyming planet, nor I cannot woo to in festival terms. — William Shakespeare

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

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

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

The truest and greatest Poetry, (while subtly and necessarily always rhythmic, and distinguishable easily enough) can never again, in the English language, be express’d in arbitrary and rhyming metre, any more than the greatest eloquence, or the truest power and passion. — Walt Whitman

His answer trickled through my head like water through a sieve. — Lewis Carroll

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

Jigging veins of rhyming mother wits. — Christopher Marlowe

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

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

I have a lot of interest in interior rhyming; not just rhyming at the end of the lines, but playing around with rhymes within the lines, playing with where the syllabic emphases in the sentences are, lining those up at strange moments in the line of the song. I’m not sure if that comes across or not. — Joanna Newsom

LEONINE, adj. Unlike a menagerie lion. Leonine verses are those in which a word in the middle of a line rhymes with a word at the end, as in this famous passage from Bella Peeler Silcox:The electric light invades the dunnest deep of Hades. Cries Pluto, ‘twixt his snores: O tempora! O mores!It should be explained that Mrs. Silcox does not undertake to teach pronunciation of the Greek and Latin tongues. Leonine verses are so called in honor of a poet named Leo, whom prosodists appear to find a pleasure in believing to have been the first to discover that a rhyming couplet could be run into a single line. — Ambrose Gwinett Bierce

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

My parents went through the dictionary looking for a beautiful name, nearly called me Banyan, flicked on a few pages and came to China, which is cockney rhyming slang for mate. — China Mieville

No, I was not born under a rhyming planet. — William Shakespeare

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

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

Hip-hop has survived as a sonic practice more than anything else. It’s an approach to music-making based in sampling and rhyming over beats, that’s proven far more versatile than its detractors thought it would. — Ann Powers

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 Crowe Ransom

I think, people look at me, and they say, ‘You were very aggressive,’ I say, ‘Yeah,’ you know, and I’ve made a better life for myself, for my son, so I should reflect that with my music now. I shouldn’t still be rhyming like that; that would be me lying. — Ice T

I don’t rhyme right now, but I may ten years from now. — Jill Scott

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 poet like an acrobat climbs on rime to a high wire of his own making. — Lawrence Ferlinghetti

I deliberate over the lyrics; I really do. I’ll come up with one line in a day, and then it might be a couple of days before I come up with the rhyming line. It’s never been easy for me. — Rod Stewart

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

I don’t have a problem rhyming bar with car – I do it all the time – but sometimes it doesn’t feel right. — Craig Finn

I was always rhyming and doing it for the love before I found out I was gonna have children and when I found out, doing it for the love wasn’t enough. — Talib Kweli

I aint choose to rhyme, Rhyming chose me… — Bubba Sparxxx

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

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