E E Cummings Quotes & Wallpapers

E E Cummings
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Do not hate or fear the artist in yourselves... Honor and love him...do not try to possess him. Trust him as nobly as you trust tomorrow. Only the artist in yourself is more truthful than the night. E E Cummings

And so my advice to all young people who wish to become poets is: do something easy, like learning how to blow up the world- unless you're not only willing, but glad, to feel and work and fight till you die. E E Cummings

maybe god is a child 's hand)very carefully bring -ing to you and to me(and quite with out crushing)the papery weightless diminutive world with a hole in it out of which demons with wings would be streaming if something had(maybe they could' agree)not happened(and floating- ly int o E E Cummings

you shall above all things be glad and young For if you're young,whatever life you wear it will become you;and if you are glad whatever's living will yourself become. E E Cummings

The hardest fight a man has to fight is to live in a world where every single day someone is trying to make you someone you do not want to be- E E Cummings

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

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

Take the matter of being born. What does being born mean to most people? E E Cummings

Take the so-called standard of living. What do most people mean by living? They don'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. E E Cummings

how do you like your blueeyed boy Mister Death. E E Cummings

when the world is puddle-wonderful. E E Cummings

i feel that(false and true are merely to know) Love only has ever been,is,and will ever be,So E E Cummings

Mostpeople have been heard screaming for international measures that render hell rational -i thank heaven somebody's crazy enough to give me a daisy E E Cummings

love is the every only god E E Cummings

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

Kisses are a better fate than wisdom. E E Cummings

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

seeming's enough for slaves of space and time ours is the now and here of freedom . Come E E Cummings

-tomorrow is our permanent address and there they'll scarcely find us(if they do, we'll move away still further:into now E E Cummings

Buffalo Bill's defunct E E Cummings

my mother hoped that i would die etcetera bravely of course my father used to become hoarse talking about how it was a privilege and if only he could E E Cummings

someones married their everyones laughed their cryings and did their dance (sleep wake hope and then) they said their nevers they slept their dream E E Cummings

For surely as each November has its April, mysteries only are significant; and one mystery-of-mysteries creates them all: nothing false and possible is love (who's imagined,therefore limitless) love's to giving as to keeping's give; as yes is to if,love is to yes E E Cummings

i have found what you are like the rain (Who feathers frightened fields with the superior dust-of-sleep. wields easily the pale club of the wind and swirled justly souls of flower strike the air in utterable coolness deeds of gren thrilling light with thinned newfragile yellows lurch and.press -in the woods which stutter and sing And the coolness of your smile is stirringofbirds between my arms;but i should rather than anything have(almost when hugeness will shut quietly)almost, your kiss E E Cummings

things which in my mind blossom will stumble beneath a clumsiest disguise appear capable of fragility and indecision E E Cummings

guilt is the cause of more marauders than history's most obscene disauders E E Cummings

There is no music unless the drum and the drummer are one. E E Cummings

As small as a world as large as alone. E E Cummings

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

May my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets of living whatever they sing is better than to know and if men should not hear them men are old may my mind stroll about hungry and fearless and thirsty and supple and even if it's Sunday may i be wrong for whenever men are right they are not young, and may myself do nothing usefully and love yourself so more than truly there's never been quite such a fool who could fail pulling all the sky over him with one smile. E E Cummings

if there are any heavens my mother will(all by herself)have one. It will not be a pansy heaven or a fragile heaven of lilies-of-the-valley but it will be a heaven of blackred roses my father will be(deep like a rose tall like a rose) standing near my swaying over her (silent) with eyes which are really petals and see nothing with the face of a poet really which is a flower and not a face with hands which whisper This is my beloved my (suddenly in sunlight he will bow, and the whole garden will bow) E E Cummings

...on forever's very now we stand. E E Cummings

When god decided to invent everything he took one reath bigger than a circustent and everything began E E Cummings

Certainly the most obvious . . . example of the strictly infantile essence of America's all-conquering mentality greets our eyes daily, anywhere and everywhere, in the guise of the tabloid newspaper. The tabloid newspaper actually means to the typical American of the era what the Bible is popularly supposed to have meant to the typical Pilgrim Father: viz. a very present help in times of trouble, plus a means of keeping out of trouble via harmless, since vicarious, indulgence in the pomps and vanities of this wicked world. E E Cummings

in a middle of a room stands a suicide sniffing a Paper rose smiling to a self "somewhere it is Spring and sometimes people are in real:imagine somewhere real flowers,but I can't imagine real flowers for if I could,they would somehow not Be real" (so he smiles smiling)"but I will not everywhere be real to you in a moment" The is blond with small hands "& everything is easier than I had guessed everything would be;even remembering the way who looked at whom first,anyhow dancing E E Cummings

Nobody loses all the time. E E Cummings

Laughing is just another way of showing people your wise E E Cummings

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. As for expressing nobody-but-yourself in words, that means working just a little harder than anybody who isn't a poet can possibly imagine. Why? Because nothing is quite as easy as using words like somebody else. We all of us do exactly this nearly all of the time - and whenever we do it, we're not poets. E E Cummings

The sensual mysticism of entire vertical being. E E Cummings

pity this busy monster, manunkind, not. Progress is a comfortable disease. E E Cummings

Life,for eternal us,is now E E Cummings

my father moved through dooms of love through sames of am through haves of give singing each morning out of each night my father moved through depths of height E E Cummings

We doctors know a hopeless case if - listen: there's a hell of a good universe next door; let's go E E Cummings

dreamtree,truthtree tree of jubilee:with aeons of (trivial merely)existence,all when may not measure a now of your treasure E E Cummings

the cunning the craven ... they live for until though the sun in his heaven says Now E E Cummings

we sans love equals mob E E Cummings

when god decided to invent everything he took one breath bigger than a circustent and everything began E E Cummings

somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond E E Cummings

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. E E Cummings

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals the power of your intense fragility E E Cummings

O to be in finland/ now that russia's here) E E Cummings

the moon rattles like a fragment of angry candy E E Cummings

since feelings come first, who cares about the syntax of things? E E Cummings

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. E E Cummings

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

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

Be of love a little more careful than of anything. E E Cummings

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

...remember one thing only: that it's you-nobody else-who determines your destiny and decides your fate. Nobody else can be alive for you; nor can you be alive for anybody else. E E Cummings

Nobody else can be alive for you; nor can you be alive for anybody else. E E Cummings

I spill my bright incalculable soul E E Cummings

I thank You God for most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes E E Cummings

So far as I am concerned, poetry and every other art was, is, and forever will be strictly and distinctly a question of individuality. E E Cummings

Only by you my heart always moves. E E Cummings

You have played, (I think) And broke the toys you were fondest of, And are a little tired now; Tired of things that break, and- Just tired. So am I. E E Cummings

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

Really unreal world, will you perhaps do the breathing for me while I am away? E E Cummings

Always it's Spring)and everyone's in love and flowers pick themselves. E E Cummings

the mind is its own beautiful prisoner. Mind looked long at the sticky moon opening in dusk her new wings then decently hanged himself,one afternoon. The last thing he saw was you naked amid unnaked things... E E Cummings

And the reason that i laugh and breathe is oh love E E Cummings

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