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

  2. The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

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

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

  5. Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.

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

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

  8. I imagine that yes is the only living thing.

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

  10. I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)I am never without it (anywhere I go you go,my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling) 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 (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)

  11. The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.

  12. Be of love a little more careful than of anything.

    • love

  13. may came home with a smooth round stone as small as a world and as large as alone.

  14. 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.

    • nature

  15. when god decided to invent everything he took one reath bigger than a circustent and everything began

  16. It takes three to make a child.

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

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

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

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

  21. Nothing recedes like progress.

  22. The earth laughs in flowers.

  23. 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.

  24. since the thing perhaps is to eat flowers and not to be afraid

  25. since feeling is first who pays any attention to the syntax of things will never wholly kiss you; wholly to be a fool while Spring is in the world my blood approves, and kisses are a far better fate than wisdom lady i swear by all flowers. Don't cry --the best gesture of my brain is less than your eyelids' flutter which says we are for eachother: then laugh, leaning back in my arms for life's not a paragraph And death i think is no parenthesis

  26. life's not a paragraph And death i think is no parenthesis

  27. if there are any heavens my mother will(all by herself)haveone. It will not be a pansy heaven ora fragile heaven of lilies-of-the-valley butit will be a heaven of blackred rosesmy father will be(deep like a rosetall like a rose)standing near myswaying over her(silent)with eyes which are really petals and seenothing with the face of a poet really whichis a flower and not a face withhandswhich whisperThis is my beloved my(suddenly in sunlighthe will bow,and the whole garden will bow)

  28. 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.

    • america

  29. To destroy is always the first step in any creation.

  30. Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.

  31. nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals the power of your intense fragility:whose texture compels me with the colour of its countries, rendering death and forever with each breathing (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) nobody,not even the rain, has such small hands -excerpt of #35 from 100 Selected Poems

    • poetry

  32. 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.

    • poetry

  33. when man determined to destroy himself he picked the was of shall and finding only why smashed it into because.

    • wisdom

  34. may my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets of livingwhatever they sing is better than to knowand if men should not hear them men are oldmay my mind stroll about hungryand fearless and thirsty and suppleand even if it

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

  36. 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.

  37. To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.

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

  39. Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense.

    • love

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

  41. 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.

    • nature

  42. Unbeing dead isn't being alive.

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About E. E. cummings

Name E. E. cummings
About Edward Estlin "E. E." Cummings, often styled as e e cummings, as he is attributed in many of his published works, was an American poet, painter, essay
Quotes 42 quotes
Nationality American
Profession Poet
Birthday October 14, 1894
Top topics love, nature, inspirational, being, wisdom

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