Quotes by: e. e. cummings
|E. E. Cummings
E. E. Cummings in 1953
||Edward Estlin Cummings
October 14, 1894
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
||September 3, 1962
Madison, New Hampshire, U.S.
|Cause of death
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.
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.
To like an individual because he's black is just as insulting as to dislike him because he isn't white.
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.
I like my body when it is with your body. It is so quite new a thing. Muscles better and nerves more.
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.
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.