Carl August Sandburg was an American writer and editor, best known for his poetry. He won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for his poetry and another for a biography of Abraham Lincoln. H. L. Mencken called Carl Sandburg "indubitably an American in every pulse-beat".For more info see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_San...
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Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder.
I learned you can't trust the judgment of good friends.
The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat.
It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.
I have written some poetry that I don't understand myself.
I've written some poetry I don't understand myself.
One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.
A baby is Gods opinion that life should go on.
By night the skyscraper looms in the smoke and the stars and has a soul.
The greatest cunning is to have none at all.
Who put up that cage?Who hung it up with bars, doors?Why do those on the inside want to get out?Why do those outside want to get in?What is this crying inside and out all the time?What is this endless, useless beating of baffled wings at these bars, doors, this cage?
Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me.
I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.
The sea is always the same: and yet the sea always changes.
I took to wearing a black tie known as the Ascot, with long drooping ends.
I had seen pictures of painters, sculptors, poets, wearing this style of tie.
Alike and ever alike, we are on all continents in the need of love, food, clothing, work, speech, worship, sleep, games, dancing, fun. From tropics to arctics humanity live with these needs so alike, so inexorably alike.
Not often in the story of mankind does a man arrive on earth who is both steel and velvet, who is as hard as rock and soft as drifting fog, who holds in his heart and mind the paradox of terrible storm and peace unspeakable and perfect.
Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes.
I had taken a course in Ethics. I read a thick textbook, heard the class discussions and came out of it saying I hadn't learned a thing I didn't know before about morals and what is right or wrong in human conduct.
Rest is not a word of free people. Rest is a monarchical word.
A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.
I decided I would go to Chicago and try my luck as a writer after those eight months as a fireman.
Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo.
Shovel them under and let me workI am the grass; I cover all. And pile them high at GettysburgAnd pile them high at Ypres and Verdun. Shovel them under and let me work. Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor:What place is this?Where are we now?I am the grass. Let me work.
A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.
I knew I would read all kinds of books and try to get at what it is that makes good writers good. But I made no promises that I would write books a lot of people would like to read.
There have been as many varieties of socialists as there are wild birds that fly in the woods and sometimes go up and on through the clouds.
Hog butcher for the world,Tool maker, stacker of wheat,Player with railroads and the nation's freight handler;Stormy, husky, brawling,City of the big shoulders.
The scholars and poets of an earlier time can be read only with a dictionary to help.
Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky - or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time.
We don't have to think up a title till we get the doggone book written.
I have often wondered what it is an old building can do to you when you happen to know a little about things that went on long ago in that building.
Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky -- or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time.
I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.