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Quotes of the day: E.E. Cummings

Published Monday, October 14, 2013 @ 12:03 AM EDT
Oct 14 2013

Edward Estlin Cummings (October 14, 1894 - September 3, 1962), popularly known as E.E. Cummings... was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. His body of work encompasses approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays and several essays, as well as numerous drawings and paintings. He is remembered as an eminent voice of 20th century poetry. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


A pretty girl who is naked is worth a million statues.

All which isn't singing is mere talking...

Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to feel...

America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn't standing still.

As for a few trifling delusions like the 'past' and 'present' and 'future' of quote mankind unquote,they may be big enough for a couple of billion supermechanized submorons but they're much too small for one human being.

humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink.

I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing
than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.

I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.

If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.

It may take two people to make a really beautiful mistake.

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.

Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.

life's not a paragraph
And death i think is no parenthesis

No sunbeam ever lies.

pity this busy monster, manunkind,
not. Progress is a comfortable disease:
your victim (death and life safely beyond)
plays with the bigness of his littleness

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

The snow doesn't give a soft white damn whom it touches

There are certain things in which one is unable to believe for the simple reason that he never ceases to feel them.

Time's a strange fellow;
more he gives than takes
(and he takes all)

To be nobody but yourself in a world that's doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.

To destroy is always the first step in any creation.

Tommorow is our permanent address...

True wars are never won.

Unbeing dead isn't being alive.

Very luckily for you and me, the uncivilized sun mysteriously shines on 'good' and 'bad' alike. He is an artist.

We doctors know
a hopeless case if-listen: there's a hell
of a good universe next door; let's go.

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