Quotes by Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

American poet, essayist, and journalist

Alive from: 1819-1892

Category: Media | Poets (Contemporary)

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    Speech is the twin of my vision, it is unequal to measure itself, it provokes me forever, it says sarcastically, Walt you contain enough, why don't you let it out then?
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    The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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    The beautiful uncut hair of graves.
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    The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves.
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    The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.
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    The Past - the dark unfathomed retrospect! The teeming gulf - the sleepers and the shadows! The past! the infinite greatness of the past! For what is the present after all but a growth out of the past?
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    The shallow consider liberty a release from all law, from every constraint. The wise man sees in it, on the contrary, the potent Law of Laws.
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    The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem.
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    The whole theory of the universe is directed unerringly to one single individual.
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    The words of my book nothing, the drift of it everything.
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    There is no object so soft but it makes a hub for the wheeled universe.
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    There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance.
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    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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    This face is a dog's snout sniffing for garbage, snakes nest in that mouth, I hear the sibilant threat.
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    To die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.
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