November 3, 2016

E. E. Cummings Quotes

“A man who had fallen among thieves lay by the roadside on his back dressed in fifteenthrate ideas wearing a round jeer for a hat”

“A politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man.”

“A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long.”

“All in green went my love riding on a great horse of gold into the silver dawn.”

“Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.”

“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.”

“And nothing quite so least as truth —i say though hate were why men breathe— because my father lived his soul love is the whole and more than all”

“At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.”

“Be of love a little more careful than of anything.”

“Here is the deepest secret nobody knows. Here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud. And the sky of the sky of a tree called life; Which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide. And this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart. I carry your heart. I carry it in my heart.”

“Humanity I love you because when you’re hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink.”

“I imagine that yes is the only living thing.”

“I like my body when it is with your body. It is so quite new a thing. Muscles better and nerves more.”

“I thank You God for most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes”

“I would rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.”

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

“If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things made matter very little – somebody who is obsessed by Making.”

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

“It may take two people to make a really beautiful mistake”

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

“It’s spring when the world is puddle-wonderful”

“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”

“Listen; there’s a hell of a good universe next door: let’s go.”

“Love is more thicker than forget …it is more sane and sunly and more it cannot die than all the sky which only is higher than the sky”

“Love is the every only god”

“Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star…”

“Measureless our pure living complete love whose doom is beauty and its fate to grow”

“My father moved through dooms of love through sames of am through haves of give singing each morning out of each night my father moved through depths of height”

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”

“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”

“Private property began the instant somebody had a mind of his own.”

“The axis of the universe —love”

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”

“The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn whom it touches.”

“The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.”

“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.”

“To destroy is always the first step in any creation.”

“To like an individual because he’s black is just as insulting as to dislike him because he isn’t white.”

“Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.”

“Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense.”

“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”

“What if a dawn of a doom of a dream bites this universe in two, peels forever out of it’s grave and sprinkles nowhere with me and you?”

“When god decided to invent everything he took one breath bigger than a circus tent and everything began.”

“—when skies are hanged and oceans drowned, the single secret will still be man”

“Wholly to be a fool while Spring is in the world my blood approves, and kisses are a better fate than wisdom”

“Women and men (both little and small) cared for anyone not at all they sowed their isn’t they reaped their same sun moon stars rain… all by all and deep by deep and more by more they dream their sleep”

“Writing…is an art; and artists…are human beings. As a human being stands, so a human being is….”

“Ye!the godless are the dull and the dull are the damned”