Allen Ginsberg
Newark, New Jersey

Quotes

11 November 2014
who scribbled all night rocking and rolling over lofty incantations which in the yellow morning were stanzas of gibberish.
11 November 2014
It isn't enough for your heart to break because everybody's heart is broken now.
11 November 2014
My own experience is that a certain kind of genius among students is best brought out in bed.
11 November 2014
Fortunately art is a community effort—a small but select community living in a spiritualized world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.
11 November 2014
Democracy! Bah! When I hear that word I reach for my feather Boa!
11 November 2014
I have a new method of poetry. All you got to do is look over your notebooks ... or lay down on a couch, and think of anything that comes into your head, especially the miseries.... Then arrange in lines of two, three or four words each, don't bother about sentences, in sections of two, three or four lines each.
11 November 2014
Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.
11 November 2014
America how can I write a holy litany in your silly mood?
11 November 2014
America I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.
11 November 2014
Dreams! adorations! illuminations! religions! the whole boatload of sensitive bullshit!

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