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e. e. cummings Quotes


A noted American poet.
(1894 - 1962)

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a politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man.
[Politicians]
 

a salesman is an it that stinks
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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 ignorance toboggans into know and trudges up to ignorance again.
[Ignorance]
 

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.
[America]
 

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.
 

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 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.
[Forgiveness]
 

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 to 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 a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things made matter very little - somebody who is obsessed by Making.
 

It may take two people to make a really beautiful mistake.
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It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
 

It takes three to make a child.
 

it's spring when the world is puddle-wonderful
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