1968 Total Quotes

American Poet Quotes

Maya Angelou
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou
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Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are.
Bryant McGill
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Charles Schulz
Sometimes I lie awake at night, and ask, 'Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night.'
Charles Schulz
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Maya Angelou
The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
Maya Angelou
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Wendell Berry
We cannot comprehend what comprehends us.
Wendell Berry
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Carl Sandburg
Ordering a man to write a poem is like commanding a pregnant woman to give birth to a red-headed child.
Carl Sandburg
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Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending.
Anne Bradstreet
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E. E. Cummings
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
E. E. Cummings
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If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.
Audre Lorde
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Maya Angelou
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Maya Angelou
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But childhood prolonged, cannot remain a fairyland. It becomes a hell.
Louise Bogan
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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.
Allen Ginsberg
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Maya Angelou
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Maya Angelou
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Lucy Larcom
Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good.
Lucy Larcom
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Maya Angelou
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
Maya Angelou
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Robert Frost
It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married.
Robert Frost
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E. E. Cummings
I would rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.
E. E. Cummings
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Carl Sandburg
I have always felt that a woman has the right to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity until, perhaps, she passes into the realm of over ninety. Then it is better she be candid with herself and with the world.
Carl Sandburg
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Emily Dickinson
Dwell in possibility.
Emily Dickinson
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Wallace Stevens
After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of the world hangs.
Wallace Stevens
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I celebrate myself, and what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease... observing a spear of summer grass.
Walt Whitman
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Certainly, it seems true enough that there's a good deal of irony in the world... I mean, if you live in a world full of politicians and advertising, there's obviously a lot of deception.
Kenneth Koch
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Bats have no bankers and they do not drink and cannot be arrested and pay no tax and, in general, bats have it made.
John Berryman
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Allen Ginsberg
Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture.
Allen Ginsberg
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Maya Angelou
There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.
Maya Angelou
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Edgar Allan Poe
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Edgar Allan Poe
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E. E. Cummings
I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
E. E. Cummings
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The light at the end of the tunnel is just the light of an oncoming train.
Robert Lowell
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Edgar Allan Poe
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Edgar Allan Poe
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Maya Angelou
While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation.
Maya Angelou
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