Walt Whitman
New York / United States

Quotes

11 November 2014
I never see that man without feeling that he is one to become personally attach'd to, for his combination of purest, heartiest tenderness, and native western form of manliness.
11 November 2014
The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it.
11 November 2014
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
11 November 2014
The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem.
11 November 2014
To have great poets, there must be great audiences too.
11 November 2014
I am for those who believe in loose delights, I share the midnight orgies of young men, I dance with the dancers and drink with the drinkers.
11 November 2014
I see her close beside me with silent lips sad and tremulous.
11 November 2014
And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.
11 November 2014
And there is no trade or employment but the young man following it may become a hero.
11 November 2014
To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.

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