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

โ€” E. E. cummings

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The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.

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Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear;

the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star.

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Yours is the light by which my spirit's born: - you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.

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E. E. cummings quote The most wasted of all days is one witho

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

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The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.

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We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

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Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.

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For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), It's always our self we find in the sea.

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Your head is a living forest full of songbirds.

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It is with roses and locomotives (not to mention acrobats Spring electricity Coney Island the 4th of July the eyes of mice and Niagara Falls) that my poems are competing.

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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.

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The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

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Peering from some high window; at the gold of November sunset (and feeling that if day has to become night this is a beautiful way).

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About E. E. cummings

Quotes 252 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Poet
Birthday October 14, 1894

it's spring when the world is puddle-wonderful

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And this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart I carry your heart [ i carry it in my heart ]

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the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses

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Someone asked me what home was and all I could think of were the stars on the tip of your tongue, the flowers sprouting from your mouth, the roots entwined in the gaps between your fingers, the ocean echoing inside of your ribcage.

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I imagine that yes is the only living thing.

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Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.

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i do not know what it is about you that closes and opens;

only something in me understands the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses

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The Artist is no other than he who unlearns what he has learned, in order to know himself.

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I'd rather have two good friends, than 500,000 admirers.

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The snow doesn't give a soft white damn whom it touches.

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The symbol of all art is the Prism. The goal is unrealism. The method is destructive. To break up the white light of objective realism, into the secret glories which it contains.

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To destroy is always the first step in any creation.

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Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear. . .

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You are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.

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here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

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may my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets of living

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I will take the sun in my mouth and leap into the ripe air Alive with closed eyes to dash against darkness

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

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Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.

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Take the so-called standard of living.

What do most people mean by "living"? They donโ€™t mean living. They mean the latest and closest plural approximation to singular prenatal passivity which science, in its finite but unbounded wisdom, has succeeded in selling their wives.

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great men burn bridges before they come to them

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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.

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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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Lovers alone wear sunlight.

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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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Tumbling-hair picker of buttercups violets dandelions And the big bullying daisies through the field wonderful with eyes a little sorry Another comes also picking flowers

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i fear no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true) and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest secret nobody knows

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

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I love you much most beautiful darling more than anyone on the earth and I like you better than everything in the sky.

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Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense.

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Sweet springtime is my time is your time is our time for springtime is love time and viva sweet love.

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Be of love a little more careful than of anything.

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The three saddest things are the ill wanting to be well, the poor wanting to be rich, and the constant traveler saying 'anywhere but here'.

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Love is the whole and more than all.

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An intelligent person fights for lost causes, realizing that others are merely effects

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

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