I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences.
More Quotes from Walt Whitman:I dote on myself, there is that lot of me and all so luscious.
I exist as I am, that is enough.
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.
This face is a dog's snout sniffing for garbage, snakes nest in that mouth, I hear the sibilant threat.
A woman waits for me, she contains all, nothing lacking.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.
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