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E. E. Cummings
October 14, 1894 - September 3, 1962
Nationality: American
Category: Poet
Subcategory: American Poet

Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.


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


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

    Topics: Inspirational

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


Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.


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


To destroy is always the first step in any creation.


Nothing recedes like progress.


Listen; there's a hell of a good universe next door: let's go.


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


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


The earth laughs in flowers.


It takes three to make a child.


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.


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

    Topics: Motivational

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


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.


The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.


Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense.


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.


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