Edward E. Cummings
(1894-1962) American Poet, Novelist, Painter
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Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.
Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.
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.
For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it's always ourselves we find in the sea.
Humanity I love you because when you're hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink.
I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.
It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.
It takes three to make a child.
Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense.
Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.
Nothing recedes like progress.
Private property began the instant somebody had a mind of his own.
The earth laughs in flowers.
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.
To destroy is always the first step in any creation.