Quotes by e. e. cummings

Nothing recedes like progress.
- e. e. cummings
It takes three to make a child.
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Unbeing dead isn't being alive.
- e. e. cummings
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Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.
- e. e. cummings
I imagine that yes is the only living thing.
- e. e. cummings
The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.
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Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
- e. e. cummings
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
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To destroy is always the first step in any creation.
- e. e. cummings
Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense.
- e. e. cummings
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It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
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Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.
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Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.
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A politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man.
- e. e. cummings
Private property began the instant somebody had a mind of his own.
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Listen; there's a hell of a good universe next door: let's go.
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I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.
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I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.
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Humanity I love you because when you're hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink.
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I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.
- e. e. cummings
At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.
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I like my body when it is with your body. It is so quite new a thing. Muscles better and nerves more.
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If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things made matter very little - somebody who is obsessed by Making.
- e. e. cummings
To like an individual because he's black is just as insulting as to dislike him because he isn't white.
- 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
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.
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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
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
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.
- e. e. cummings