And as to me, I know nothing else but miracles
("Leaves of Grass")
More Quotes from Walt Whitman:To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
All the past we leave behind We debouch upon a newer, mightier world, varied world, Fresh and strong the world we seize, world of labor and the march, Pioneers O Pioneers.
The city sleeps and the country sleeps, the living sleep for their time, the dead sleep for their time, the old husband sleeps by his wife and the young husband sleeps by his wife and these tend inward to me, and I tend outward to them, and such as it is to be of these more or less I am, and of these one and all I weave the song of myself.
There was a child went forth everyday, And the first object he looked upon and received with wonder or pity or dread, that object he became, And that object became part of him for the day or a certain part of the day... or for many years or stretching cycles of years...
And your very flesh shall be a great poem.
There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.
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I look upon pride as a sin.
Tommy Lee Jones
People love pretty much the same things best. A writer looking for subject inquires not after what he loves best, but after what he alone loves at all.