Edward Estlin Cummings quotes

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

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

— Edward Estlin Cummings

 quotes - The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

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

— Edward Estlin Cummings

 quotes - Unbeing dead isn't being alive.

“Unbeing dead isn't being alive.”

— Edward Estlin Cummings

 quotes - Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense.

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

— Edward Estlin 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.”

— Edward Estlin Cummings

“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.”

— Edward Estlin Cummings

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

— Edward Estlin Cummings

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

— Edward Estlin Cummings

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

— Edward Estlin 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.”

— Edward Estlin 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.”

— Edward Estlin Cummings

“Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.”

— Edward Estlin Cummings

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

— Edward Estlin Cummings

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

— Edward Estlin Cummings

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

— Edward Estlin Cummings

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

— Edward Estlin Cummings

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

— Edward Estlin Cummings

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

— Edward Estlin Cummings

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

— Edward Estlin Cummings

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

— Edward Estlin Cummings

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

— Edward Estlin Cummings

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

— Edward Estlin Cummings

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

— Edward Estlin Cummings

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

— Edward Estlin Cummings

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

— Edward Estlin Cummings

“Nothing recedes like progress.”

— Edward Estlin Cummings

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

— Edward Estlin Cummings

“It takes three to make a child.”

— Edward Estlin Cummings

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

— Edward Estlin Cummings
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