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