Quotations From E.E. (EDWARD ESTLIN) CUMMINGS

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  • 1.
    It is with roses and locomotives (not to mention acrobats Spring electricity Coney Island the 4th of July the eyes of mice and Niagara Falls) that my "poems" are competing.
    E.E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings (1894-1962), U.S. poet. Is 5, foreword (1926).

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  • 2.
    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.
    E.E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings (1894-1962), U.S. poet. repr. In A Miscellany, ed. George J. Firmage (1958). "Why I Like America," Vanity Fair (New York, May 1927).

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