Rhyme Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old rhyme quotes, rhyme sayings, and rhyme proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


A rhyme doesn't make a song.     

Dorothy Fields

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

Jean Giraudoux

Rhyme is the rock on which thou art to wreck, 'Tis fatal to thy fame and to thy neck.     

John Dryden

Rhyme is an attempt to reassemble and reaffirm the possibility of paradise. There is a wholeness, a serenity, in sounds coupling to form a memory.     

Derek Walcott

You want to know how to rhyme, then learn how to add. It's mathematics.     

Mos Def

Rhyme is a mnemonic device, an aid to the memory. And some poems are themselves mnemonics, that is to say, the whole purpose of the poem is to enable us to remember some information.     

James Fenton

Generally speaking, rhyme is the marker for the end of a line. The first rhyme-word is like a challenge thrown down, which the poem itself has to respond to.     

James Fenton

Rhyme is cool again. It's because of hip-hop. Bless you, hip-hop.     

Gene Weingarten