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Quotations From WALT WHITMAN

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  • 1.
    And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death.
    Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. Starting From Paumanok, sct. 13.

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  • 2.
    I will put in my poems, that with you is heroism, upon land and sea—And
    I will report all heroism from an American point of view.
    Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. Starting From Paumanok, sct. 7.

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  • 3.
    Rugged, mountainous, volcanic, he was himself more a French revolution than any of his volumes.
    Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. Specimen Days (Feb. 10, 1881).
  • 4.
    O the joy of the strong-brawn'd fighter, towering in the arena in perfect condition, conscious of power, thirsting to meet his opponent.
    Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. "Calamus: A Song of Joys," Leaves of Grass (1855).

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  • 5.
    I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
    Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. "Song of Myself," sct. 31, Leaves of Grass (1855).

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  • 6.
    The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves.
    Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. Song of the Broad Axe, sct. 3.

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  • 7.
    How beggarly appear arguments before a defiant deed!
    Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. "Song of the Broad Axe," sect. 6.
  • 8.
    I dote on myself, there is that lot of me and all so luscious.
    Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. "Song of Myself," sct. 24, Leaves of Grass (1855).
  • 9.
    As soon as histories are properly told there is no more need of romances.
    Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. Leaves of Grass, preface (1855).
  • 10.
    There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.
    Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. Leaves of Grass, preface (1855).

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