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Allen Ginsberg Quotes

Allen Ginsberg
Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.
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#American Poet #Bed

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Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture.
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#American Poet #Culture

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Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.
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#American Poet #Madness

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It isn't enough for your heart to break because everybody's heart is broken now.
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#Heartbreak #Heart

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I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix; angel-headed hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dyn
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#Madness

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Nobody saves America by sniffing cocaine. Jiggling your knees blankeyed in the rain, when it snows in your nose you catch cold in your brain.
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#America

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My own experience is that a certain kind of genius among students is best brought out in bed.
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#American Poet #Bed

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The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction.
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#American Poet #Love

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The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That's what poetry does.
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#American Poet #Awareness

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Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather Boa!
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#American Poet #Democracy

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I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked.
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#American Poet #Madness

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Fortunately art is a community effort - a small but select community living in a spiritualized world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.
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#American Poet #Art

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I have a new method of poetry. All you got to do is look over your notebooks... And think of anything that comes into your head, especially the miseries... Then arrange in lines of two, three or four words each, don't bother about sentences ...
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#Poetry

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America I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.
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#American Poet #America

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...who passed through universities with radiant cool eyes hallucinating Arkansas and Blake-light tragedy among the scholars of war,who were expelled from the academies for crazy & publishing obscene odes on the windows of the skull,...
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#Eyes

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I heard 'Hard Rain' and wept,
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#Hard

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Poets are Damned ... but See with the Eyes of Angels.
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#Angels

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The fact to which we have got to cling, as to a lifebelt, is that it is possible to be a normal decent person and yet be fully alive.
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Howl and Other Poems
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#Poems