I pass death with the dying and birth with the new-wash'd babe, and am not contained between my hat and my boots,
("Leaves of Grass")
More Quotes from Walt Whitman:I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.
O joy of suffering To struggle against great odds to meet enemies undaunted To be entirely alone with them to find how much one can stand To look strife, torture, prison, popular odium, death, face to face To mount the scaffold to advance to the muzzles of guns with perfect nonchalance To be indeed a God.
A child said What is the grass fetching it to me with full hands.
Not till the sun excludes you do I exclude you.
I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
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