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Quotes by Walt Whitman

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Wikipedia Summary for Walt Whitman

Walter Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sensuality. Whitman's own life came under scrutiny for his presumed homosexuality.

Born in Huntington on Long Island, as a child and through much of his career he resided in Brooklyn. At age 11, he left formal schooling to go to work. Later, Whitman worked as a journalist, a teacher, and a government clerk. Whitman's major poetry collection, Leaves of Grass, was first published in 1855 with his own money and became well known. The work was an attempt at reaching out to the common person with an American epic. He continued expanding and revising it until his death in 1892.

During the American Civil War, he went to Washington, D.C. and worked in hospitals caring for the wounded. His poetry often focused on both loss and healing. On the death of Abraham Lincoln, whom Whitman greatly admired, he wrote his well known poems, "O Captain! My Captain!" and "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd", and gave a series of lectures. After a stroke towards the end of his life, Whitman moved to Camden, New Jersey, where his health further declined. When he died at age 72, his funeral was a public event.

Whitman's influence on poetry remains strong. Mary Whitall Smith Costelloe argued: "You cannot really understand America without Walt Whitman, without Leaves of Grass ... He has expressed that civilization, 'up to date,' as he would say, and no student of the philosophy of history can do without him." Modernist poet Ezra Pound called Whitman "America's poet ... He is America."

Quote: We were together. I forget the rest. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of brown leaf on asphalt road
Photo Credit: John Noonan

We were together. I forget the rest.


Quote: I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.


I celebrate myself, and sing myself.


Quote: Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of forest trees photograph
Photo Credit: Logan Easterling

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.


Quote: A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of brown and white butterfly on purple petaled flower
Photo Credit: Aaron Burden

A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.


Quote: Those who love each other shall become invincible. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of man in black suit jacket and woman in blue dress kissing during daytime
Photo Credit: Nathan Dumlao

Those who love each other shall become invincible.


Quote: Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of body of water surrounded with plants under cloudy sky
Photo Credit: Tyler Lastovich

Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.


Quote: Freedom -- to walk free and own no superior. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of Walt Whitman quote: Freedom -- to walk free and own no superior.- white text on starry pic background

Freedom -- to walk free and own no superior.


Quote: Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of adult black and white dog leaning on wooden fence
Photo Credit: Lawrence Hookham

Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul.


Quote: Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large -- I contain multitudes. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of bee on flower
Photo Credit: Aaron Burden

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large -- I contain multitudes.


Quote: Resist much, obey little. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of woman in white and pink floral shirt raising her hands
Photo Credit: Priscilla Du Preez

Resist much, obey little.


Quote: And your very flesh shall be a great poem. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of boy wearing American flag print eyeglasses sticking his mouth open
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And your very flesh shall be a great poem.


Quote: I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of brown grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Tanja Žaria‡

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journeywork of the stars, And the pismire is equally perfect, and a grain of sand, and the egg of the wren, And the tree toad is a chef-d'oeurve for the highest, And the running blackberry would adorn the parlors of heaven, And the narrowest hinge in my hand puts to scorn all machinery, And the cow crunching with depress'd head surpasses any statue, And a mouse is miracle enough to stagger sextillions of infidels!


Quote: Happiness, not in another place but this place, not for another hour, but this hour. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Happiness, not in another place but this place, not for another hour, but this hour.


Quote: The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters is simplicity. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters is simplicity.


Quote: Alone far in the wilds and mountains I hunt,   Wandering amazed at my own lightness and glee,   In the late afternoon choosing a safe spot to pass the night,   Kindling a fire and broiling the fresh-kill'd game,   Falling asleep on the gather'd leaves with my dog and gun by my side. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of Walt Whitman quote: Alone far in the wilds and mountains I hunt,   Wandering amazed at my own lightness and glee,   In the late afternoon choosing a safe spot to pass the night,   Kindling a fire and broiling the fresh-kill'd game,   Falling asleep on the gather'd leaves with my dog and gun by my side.- black text on quotes background

Alone far in the wilds and mountains I hunt, Wandering amazed at my own lightness and glee, In the late afternoon choosing a safe spot to pass the night, Kindling a fire and broiling the fresh-kill'd game, Falling asleep on the gather'd leaves with my dog and gun by my side.


Quote: Seeing, hearing and feeling are miracles, and each part and tag of me is a miracle. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Seeing, hearing and feeling are miracles, and each part and tag of me is a miracle.


Quote: Women sit or move to and fro, some are old, some young. The young are beautiful -- but the old are more beautiful than the young. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Women sit or move to and fro, some are old, some young. The young are beautiful -- but the old are more beautiful than the young.


Quote: Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.


Quote: Women sit, or move to and fro -- some old, some young;   The young are beautiful -- but the old are more beautiful than the   young. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Women sit, or move to and fro -- some old, some young; The young are beautiful -- but the old are more beautiful than the young.


Quote: To you, clerk, literary man, sedentary person, man of fortune, idler ... Up! The world (perhaps you now look upon it with pallid and disgusted eyes) is full of zest and beauty for you, if you approach it in the right spirit! by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

To you, clerk, literary man, sedentary person, man of fortune, idler ... Up! The world (perhaps you now look upon it with pallid and disgusted eyes) is full of zest and beauty for you, if you approach it in the right spirit!


Quote: City of orgies, walks and joys!   City whom that I have lived and sung in your midst will one day make   you illustrious,. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

City of orgies, walks and joys! City whom that I have lived and sung in your midst will one day make you illustrious,.




Quote: With perfect health, there are no low spirits and cannot be. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

With perfect health, there are no low spirits and cannot be.


Quote: O from his masterful sweep, the warning cry of the eagle! by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

O from his masterful sweep, the warning cry of the eagle!


Quote: The most affluent man is he that confronts all the shows he sees by equivalents out of the stronger wealth of himself. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

The most affluent man is he that confronts all the shows he sees by equivalents out of the stronger wealth of himself.


Quote: Agonies are one of my changes of garments;
I do not ask the wounded person how he feels ... I myself become the wounded person, 
My hurt turns livid upon me as I lean on a cane and observe. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Agonies are one of my changes of garments;
I do not ask the wounded person how he feels ... I myself become the wounded person,
My hurt turns livid upon me as I lean on a cane and observe.


Quote: How beggarly appear arguments before a defiant deed! by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

How beggarly appear arguments before a defiant deed!


Quote: Storming, enjoying, planning, loving, cautioning, Backing and filling, appearing and disappearing, I tread day and night such roads. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Storming, enjoying, planning, loving, cautioning, Backing and filling, appearing and disappearing, I tread day and night such roads.


Quote: And these things I see suddenly, what mean they?	 
As if some miracle, some hand divine unseal'd my eyes,	 
Shadowy vast shapes smile through the air and sky,
And on the distant waves sail countless ships,	 
And anthems in new tongues I hear saluting me. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

And these things I see suddenly, what mean they?
As if some miracle, some hand divine unseal'd my eyes,
Shadowy vast shapes smile through the air and sky,
And on the distant waves sail countless ships,
And anthems in new tongues I hear saluting me.


Quote: The earth, that is sufficient,
I do not want the constellations any nearer,
I know they are very well where they are,
I know they suffice for those who belong to them. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

The earth, that is sufficient,
I do not want the constellations any nearer,
I know they are very well where they are,
I know they suffice for those who belong to them.


Quote: Many a good man I have seen go under. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Many a good man I have seen go under.


Quote: O the joy of my spirit -- it is uncaged -- it darts like lightning! It is not enough to have this globe or a certain time, I will have thousands of globes and all time. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

O the joy of my spirit -- it is uncaged -- it darts like lightning! It is not enough to have this globe or a certain time, I will have thousands of globes and all time.


Quote: Whoever degrades another degrades me. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Whoever degrades another degrades me.


Quote: Come lovely and soothing death, Undulate round the world, serenely arriving, arriving, In the day, in the night, to all, to each, Sooner or later, delicate death. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Come lovely and soothing death, Undulate round the world, serenely arriving, arriving, In the day, in the night, to all, to each, Sooner or later, delicate death.


Quote: We consider bibles and religions divine I do not say they are not divine. I say they have all grown out of you, and may grow out of you still. It is not they who give the life, it is you who give the life. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

We consider bibles and religions divine I do not say they are not divine. I say they have all grown out of you, and may grow out of you still. It is not they who give the life, it is you who give the life.


Quote: I know perfectly well my own egotism,
And know my omnivorous words, and cannot say any less,
And would fetch you whoever you are flush with myself. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

I know perfectly well my own egotism,
And know my omnivorous words, and cannot say any less,
And would fetch you whoever you are flush with myself.


Quote: Where on the deck my Captain lies,	 
 Fallen cold and dead. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.


Quote: AS I watch'd the ploughman ploughing,
Or the sower sowing in the fields, or the harvester harvesting,
I saw there too, O life and death, your analogies;
(Life, life is the tillage, and Death is the harvest according.). by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

AS I watch'd the ploughman ploughing,
Or the sower sowing in the fields, or the harvester harvesting,
I saw there too, O life and death, your analogies;
(Life, life is the tillage, and Death is the harvest according.).


Quote: Thought Of equality- as if it harm'd me, giving others the same chances and rights as myself- as if it were not indispensable to my own rights that others possess the same. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Thought Of equality- as if it harm'd me, giving others the same chances and rights as myself- as if it were not indispensable to my own rights that others possess the same.


Quote: I think of few heroic actions, which cannot be traced to the artistical impulse. He who does great deeds, does them from his innate sensitiveness to moral beauty. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

I think of few heroic actions, which cannot be traced to the artistical impulse. He who does great deeds, does them from his innate sensitiveness to moral beauty.


Quote: Do you guess I have some intricate purpose? Well I have, for the Fourth-month showers have, and the mica on the side of a rock has. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Do you guess I have some intricate purpose? Well I have, for the Fourth-month showers have, and the mica on the side of a rock has.


Quote: Mark the spirit of invention everywhere, thy rapid patents, Thy continual workshops, foundries, risen or rising, See, from their chimneys how the tall flame-fires stream. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Mark the spirit of invention everywhere, thy rapid patents, Thy continual workshops, foundries, risen or rising, See, from their chimneys how the tall flame-fires stream.


Quote: Each of us inevitable; Each of us limitless-each of us with his or her right upon the earth. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Each of us inevitable; Each of us limitless-each of us with his or her right upon the earth.


Quote: The known universe has one complete lover and that is the greatest poet. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

The known universe has one complete lover and that is the greatest poet.


Quote: What beauty there is in words; what a lurking curious charm in the sound some words. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

What beauty there is in words; what a lurking curious charm in the sound some words.




Quote: A word of the faith that never balks,

Here or henceforward it is all the same to me, I accept Time absolutely.

It alone is without flaw, it alone rounds and completes all,

That mystic baffling wonder alone completes all. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

A word of the faith that never balks,

Here or henceforward it is all the same to me, I accept Time absolutely.

It alone is without flaw, it alone rounds and completes all,

That mystic baffling wonder alone completes all.




Quote: I act as the tongue of you,
... tied in your mouth ... in mine it begins to be loosened. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

I act as the tongue of you,
... tied in your mouth ... in mine it begins to be loosened.


Quote: The chief trait of any given poet is always the spirit he brings to the observation of Humanity and Nature--the mood out of which he contemplates his subjects. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

The chief trait of any given poet is always the spirit he brings to the observation of Humanity and Nature--the mood out of which he contemplates his subjects.


Quote: I permit to speak at every hazard, 
 Nature without check with original energy. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

I permit to speak at every hazard,
Nature without check with original energy.


Quote: My spirit has pass'd in compassion and determination around the whole earth. I have look'd for equals and lovers an found them ready for me in all lands, I think some divine rapport has equalized me with them. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

My spirit has pass'd in compassion and determination around the whole earth. I have look'd for equals and lovers an found them ready for me in all lands, I think some divine rapport has equalized me with them.


Quote: And as to you Corpse I think you are good manure, but that does not offend me,
I smell the white roses sweet-scented and growing,
I reach to the leafy lips, I reach to the polish'd breasts of melons. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

And as to you Corpse I think you are good manure, but that does not offend me,
I smell the white roses sweet-scented and growing,
I reach to the leafy lips, I reach to the polish'd breasts of melons.


Quote: My little notebooks were beginnings -- they were the ground into which I dropped the seed... I would work in this way when I was out in the crowds, then put the stuff together at home. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

My little notebooks were beginnings -- they were the ground into which I dropped the seed... I would work in this way when I was out in the crowds, then put the stuff together at home.


Quote: If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred.


Quote: O YOU whom I often and silently come where you are, that I may be with you; As I walk by your side, or sit near, or remain in the same room with you, Little you know the subtle electric fire that for your sake is playing within me. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

O YOU whom I often and silently come where you are, that I may be with you; As I walk by your side, or sit near, or remain in the same room with you, Little you know the subtle electric fire that for your sake is playing within me.


Quote: The earth is rude, silent, incomprehensible at first; Be not discouraged -- keep on -- there are divine things, well envelop'd; I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

The earth is rude, silent, incomprehensible at first; Be not discouraged -- keep on -- there are divine things, well envelop'd; I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell.


Quote: I swear the earth shall surely be complete to him or her who shall be complete,

The earth remains jagged and broken only to him or her who remains jagged and broken. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

I swear the earth shall surely be complete to him or her who shall be complete,

The earth remains jagged and broken only to him or her who remains jagged and broken.




Quote: There can be no theory of any account unless it corroborate with the theory of the earth. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

There can be no theory of any account unless it corroborate with the theory of the earth.


Quote: I am given up by traitors;
I talk wildly ... I have lost my wits ... I and nobody else am the greatest traitor,
I went myself first to the headland ... my own hands carried me there. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

I am given up by traitors;
I talk wildly ... I have lost my wits ... I and nobody else am the greatest traitor,
I went myself first to the headland ... my own hands carried me there.


Quote: I meet new Walt Whitmans everyday. There are a dozen of them afloat. I don't know which Walt Whitman I am. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

I meet new Walt Whitmans everyday. There are a dozen of them afloat. I don't know which Walt Whitman I am.


Quote: For America, if eligible at all to downfall and ruin, is eligible within herself, not without;. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

For America, if eligible at all to downfall and ruin, is eligible within herself, not without;.


Quote: Come I should like to hear you tell me what there is in yourself that is not just as wonderful,
And I should like to hear the name of anything between Sunday morning and Saturday night that is not just as wonderful. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Come I should like to hear you tell me what there is in yourself that is not just as wonderful,
And I should like to hear the name of anything between Sunday morning and Saturday night that is not just as wonderful.


Quote: Perhaps the efforts of the true poets, founders, religions, literatures, all ages, have been, and ever will be, our time and times to come, essentially the same -- to bring people back from their present strayings and sickly abstractions, to the costless, average, divine, original concrete. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of Walt Whitman quote: Perhaps the efforts of the true poets, founders, religions, literatures, all ages, have been, and ever will be, our time and times to come, essentially the same -- to bring people back from their present strayings and sickly abstractions, to the costless, average, divine, original concrete.- black text on quotes background

Perhaps the efforts of the true poets, founders, religions, literatures, all ages, have been, and ever will be, our time and times to come, essentially the same -- to bring people back from their present strayings and sickly abstractions, to the costless, average, divine, original concrete.


Quote: Strangle the singers who will not sing you loud and strong. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Strangle the singers who will not sing you loud and strong.




Quote: Logic and sermons never convince, The damp of the night drives deeper into my soul. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Logic and sermons never convince, The damp of the night drives deeper into my soul.


Quote: Camden was originally an accident, but I shall never be sorry I was left over in Camden. It has brought me blessed returns. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Camden was originally an accident, but I shall never be sorry I was left over in Camden. It has brought me blessed returns.


Quote: Now, dearest comrade, lift me to your face,
We must separate awhile
Here! take from my lips this kiss.
Whoever you are, I give it especially to you;
So long! And I hope we shall meet again. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Now, dearest comrade, lift me to your face,
We must separate awhile
Here! take from my lips this kiss.
Whoever you are, I give it especially to you;
So long! And I hope we shall meet again.


Quote: Comrades mine and I in the midst, and their memory ever to keep for the dead I loved so well. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Comrades mine and I in the midst, and their memory ever to keep for the dead I loved so well.






Quote: I do not seek good fortune -- I am good fortune! by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

I do not seek good fortune -- I am good fortune!




Quote: People who serve you without love get even behind your back. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

People who serve you without love get even behind your back.


Quote: So here I sit in the early candle-light of old age-I and my book-casting backward glances over out travel'd road. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

So here I sit in the early candle-light of old age-I and my book-casting backward glances over out travel'd road.


Quote: The truest and greatest Poetry, (while subtly and necessarily always rhythmic, and distinguishable easily enough) can never again, in the English language, be express'd in arbitrary and rhyming metre, any more than the greatest eloquence, or the truest power and passion. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of Walt Whitman quote; white text on black background

The truest and greatest Poetry, (while subtly and necessarily always rhythmic, and distinguishable easily enough) can never again, in the English language, be express'd in arbitrary and rhyming metre, any more than the greatest eloquence, or the truest power and passion.


Quote: Of all mankind the great poet is the equable man. Not in him but off from him things are grotesque or eccentric or fail of their sanity. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Of all mankind the great poet is the equable man. Not in him but off from him things are grotesque or eccentric or fail of their sanity.




Quote: A man is a great thing upon the earth and through eternity; but every jot of the greatness of man is unfolded out of woman. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

A man is a great thing upon the earth and through eternity; but every jot of the greatness of man is unfolded out of woman.


Quote: I see Hermes, unsuspected, dying, well-beloved, saying to the people, Do not weep for me, This is not my true country, I have lived banished from my true country -- I now go back there, I return to the celestial sphere where every one goes in his turn. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

I see Hermes, unsuspected, dying, well-beloved, saying to the people, Do not weep for me, This is not my true country, I have lived banished from my true country -- I now go back there, I return to the celestial sphere where every one goes in his turn.


Quote: A writer can do nothing for men more necessary, satisfying, than just simply to reveal to them the infinite possibility of their own souls. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

A writer can do nothing for men more necessary, satisfying, than just simply to reveal to them the infinite possibility of their own souls.


Quote: All architecture is what you do to it when you look upon it. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

All architecture is what you do to it when you look upon it.




Quote: Has any one supposed it lucky to be born? I hasten to inform him or her it is just as lucky to die, and I know it. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Has any one supposed it lucky to be born? I hasten to inform him or her it is just as lucky to die, and I know it.


Quote: The new rule shall rule as the soul rules, and as the love and justice and equality that are in the soul rule. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

The new rule shall rule as the soul rules, and as the love and justice and equality that are in the soul rule.


Quote: Somehow I have been stunned. Stand back!
Give me a little time beyond my cuffed head and slumbers
 and dreams and gaping,
I discover myself on the verge of the usual mistake. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Somehow I have been stunned. Stand back!
Give me a little time beyond my cuffed head and slumbers
and dreams and gaping,
I discover myself on the verge of the usual mistake.


Quote: Shut not your doors to me proud libraries. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Shut not your doors to me proud libraries.




Quote: Unscrew the locks from the doors ! Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs ! by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Unscrew the locks from the doors ! Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs !


Quote: I wear my hat as I please, indoors or out. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

I wear my hat as I please, indoors or out.


Quote: There was a child went forth every day, And the first object he looked upon, that object he became. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

There was a child went forth every day, And the first object he looked upon, that object he became.


Quote: Comerado, this is no book,Who touches this, touches a man,(Is it night? Are we here alone?)It is I you hold, and who holds you,I spring from the pages into your arms-decease calls me forth. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Comerado, this is no book,Who touches this, touches a man,(Is it night? Are we here alone?)It is I you hold, and who holds you,I spring from the pages into your arms-decease calls me forth.


Quote: I will write the evangel-poem of comrades and of love. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

I will write the evangel-poem of comrades and of love.


Quote: Beautiful that war and all its deeds of carnage, must in time be utterly lost. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Beautiful that war and all its deeds of carnage, must in time be utterly lost.


Quote: Has anyone supposed it lucky to be born? I hasten to inform him or her that it is just as lucky to die, and I know it. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Has anyone supposed it lucky to be born? I hasten to inform him or her that it is just as lucky to die, and I know it.


Quote: O amazement of things-even the least particle! by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

O amazement of things-even the least particle!


Quote: Long enough have you dream'd contemptible dreams, Now I wash the gum from your eyes, You must habit yourself to the dazzle of the light and of every moment of your life. by author Walt Whitman overlaid on photo of photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Long enough have you dream'd contemptible dreams, Now I wash the gum from your eyes, You must habit yourself to the dazzle of the light and of every moment of your life.


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