1968 Total Quotes

American Poet Quotes Page 9

If you done it, it ain't bragging.
Walt Whitman
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E. E. Cummings
The earth laughs in flowers.
E. E. Cummings
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It has been my experience that if we make the effort to listen to people when we meet them, and work to get to know them a little, it is then easy to find something likeable in practically anyone.
Bryant McGill
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I'm saying look, here they come, pay attention. Let your eyes transform what appears ordinary, commonplace, into what it is, a moment in time, an observed fragment of eternity.
Philip Levine
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Music is love in search of a word.
Sidney Lanier
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Architects of grandeur are often the master builders of disillusionment.
Bryant McGill
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Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.
Walt Whitman
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Emily Dickinson
If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.
Emily Dickinson
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William Cullen Bryant
A stable, changeless state, 'twere cause indeed to weep.
William Cullen Bryant
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Maya Angelou
For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
Maya Angelou
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It seems everything is so full of possibilities one can hardly take it all in.
Kenneth Koch
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Wendell Berry
Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup.
Wendell Berry
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The garden is growth and change and that means loss as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters.
Mary Sarton
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Carl Sandburg
Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder.
Carl Sandburg
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He who is silent must be agreed with, for what shall the wings of opposition thresh upon, without the winds of conversation to shoulder them.
Bryant McGill
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I have always thought the suicide should bump off at least one swine before taking off for parts unknown.
Ezra Pound
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Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
May Sarton
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Charles Schulz
You're a good man, Charlie Brown.
Charles Schulz
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Some of the French surrealists at the beginning of the war had come over to New York and they brought out this magazine. It was a big, glossy magazine full of surrealist things.
Kenneth Koch
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E. E. Cummings
The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.
E. E. Cummings
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E. E. Cummings
Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense.
E. E. Cummings
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E. E. Cummings
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
E. E. Cummings
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E. E. Cummings
To destroy is always the first step in any creation.
E. E. Cummings
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E. E. Cummings
Unbeing dead isn't being alive.
E. E. Cummings
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E. E. Cummings
i like my body when it is with your body. It is so quite new a thing. Muscles better and nerves more.
E. E. Cummings
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E. E. Cummings
Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.
E. E. Cummings
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E. E. Cummings
Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.
E. E. Cummings
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E. E. Cummings
Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.
E. E. Cummings
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E. E. Cummings
I imagine that yes is the only living thing.
E. E. Cummings
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E. E. Cummings
Listen; there's a hell of a good universe next door: let's go.
E. E. Cummings
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