E. E. Cummings Quotes

e. e. cummings quotesEdward Estlin Cummings

Born: 14th October 1894 in Massachusetts, United States

Died: 3rd September 1962 in New Hampshire, United States

Nationality: American

Profession: Poet and Artist

Famous for: Many poems

Quotes by E. E. Cummings

[quote style=”boxed”]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.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]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.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Be of love a little more careful than of anything.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]I imagine that yes is the only living thing.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]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.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things made matter very little – somebody who is obsessed by Making.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]It takes three to make a child.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Nothing recedes like progress.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Private property began the instant somebody had a mind of his own.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]To destroy is always the first step in any creation.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]A politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Humanity I love you because when you’re hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]I like my body when it is with your body. It is so quite new a thing. Muscles better and nerves more.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]I would rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]I’m living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Listen; there’s a hell of a good universe next door: let’s go.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]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.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]To like an individual because he’s black is just as insulting as to dislike him because he isn’t white.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense.[/quote]