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quote by Walt Whitman: Those who love each other shall become invincible. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Those who love each other shall become invincible.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: Loafe with me on the grass--loose the stop from your throat; Not words, not music or rhyme I want--not custom or lecture, not even the best; Only the lull I like, the hum of your valved voice. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Loafe with me on the grass--loose the stop from your throat; Not words, not music or rhyme I want--not custom or lecture, not even the best; Only the lull I like, the hum of your valved voice.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: The question, O me! so sad, recurring--What good amid these, O me, O life?
 Answer.
That you are here--that life exists and identity,
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

The question, O me! so sad, recurring--What good amid these, O me, O life?
Answer.
That you are here--that life exists and identity,
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: The moon gives you light, and the bugles and the drums give you music, and my heart, O my soldiers, my veterans, my heart gives you love. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

The moon gives you light, and the bugles and the drums give you music, and my heart, O my soldiers, my veterans, my heart gives you love.

--Walt Whitman


quote by Walt Whitman: Touch me, touch the palm of your hand to my body as I pass, Be not afraid of my body. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Touch me, touch the palm of your hand to my body as I pass, Be not afraid of my body.

--Walt Whitman

quote by Walt Whitman: Most works are most beautiful without ornament. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Most works are most beautiful without ornament.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: O to be self-balanced for contingencies, to confront night, storms, hunger, ridicule, accidents, rebuffs, as the trees and animals do. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

O to be self-balanced for contingencies, to confront night, storms, hunger, ridicule, accidents, rebuffs, as the trees and animals do.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: When one reaches out to help another he touches the face of God. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

When one reaches out to help another he touches the face of God.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: This face is a dog's snout sniffing for garbage, snakes nest in that mouth, I hear the sibilant threat. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

This face is a dog's snout sniffing for garbage, snakes nest in that mouth, I hear the sibilant threat.

--Walt Whitman




quote by Walt Whitman: There is no God any more divine than Yourself. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

There is no God any more divine than Yourself.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: I keep thinking about you every few minutes all day. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

I keep thinking about you every few minutes all day.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: The sum of all known value and respect, I add up in you, whoever you are. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

The sum of all known value and respect, I add up in you, whoever you are.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: Se è tardi a trovarmi, insisti, se non ci sono in un posto, cerca in un altro, perché io son fermo da qualche parte ad aspettare te. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Se è tardi a trovarmi, insisti, se non ci sono in un posto, cerca in un altro, perché io son fermo da qualche parte ad aspettare te.

--Walt Whitman

quote by Walt Whitman: When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd   And the great star early droop'd in the western sky in the night,   I mourn'd, and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd And the great star early droop'd in the western sky in the night, I mourn'd, and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: What stays with you longest and deepest? Of curious panics, of hard-fought engagements or sieges tremendous what deepest remains? with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

What stays with you longest and deepest? Of curious panics, of hard-fought engagements or sieges tremendous what deepest remains?

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: You will hardly know who I am or what I mean. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

You will hardly know who I am or what I mean.

--Walt Whitman


quote by Walt Whitman: The soul is always beautiful, it appears more or it appears less,
it comes or it lags behind,
It comes from its embowered garden
and looks pleasantly on itself and encloses the world. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

The soul is always beautiful, it appears more or it appears less,
it comes or it lags behind,
It comes from its embowered garden
and looks pleasantly on itself and encloses the world.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: Through the ample open door of the peaceful country barn, A sun-lit pasture field, with cattle and horses feeding; And haze, and vista, and the far horizon, fading away. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Through the ample open door of the peaceful country barn, A sun-lit pasture field, with cattle and horses feeding; And haze, and vista, and the far horizon, fading away.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: Forsake all inhibitions, Pursue thy dreams. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Forsake all inhibitions, Pursue thy dreams.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: Under the specious pretext of effecting 'the happiness of the whole community,' nearly all the wrongs and intrusions of government has been carried through. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Under the specious pretext of effecting 'the happiness of the whole community,' nearly all the wrongs and intrusions of government has been carried through.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: Great is the faith of the flush of knowledge and of the investigation of the depths of qualities and things. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Great is the faith of the flush of knowledge and of the investigation of the depths of qualities and things.

--Walt Whitman

quote by Walt Whitman: That the hands of the sisters Death and Night incessantly softly wash again and ever again, this soiled world. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

That the hands of the sisters Death and Night incessantly softly wash again and ever again, this soiled world.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: To drive free, to love free, to court destruction with taunts, to feed the remainder of life with one hour of fullness and freedom -- one brief hour of madness and joy. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

To drive free, to love free, to court destruction with taunts, to feed the remainder of life with one hour of fullness and freedom -- one brief hour of madness and joy.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: This is the city, and I am one of the citizens Whatever interests the rest interests me. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

This is the city, and I am one of the citizens Whatever interests the rest interests me.

--Walt Whitman


quote by Walt Whitman: All is procession; the universe is a procession with measured and beautiful motion. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

All is procession; the universe is a procession with measured and beautiful motion.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: For we cannot tarry here, We must march my darlings, we must bear the brunt of danger, We, the youthful sinewy races, all the rest on us depend, Pioneers! O pioneers! with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

For we cannot tarry here, We must march my darlings, we must bear the brunt of danger, We, the youthful sinewy races, all the rest on us depend, Pioneers! O pioneers!

--Walt Whitman

quote by Walt Whitman: Give me solitude, give me Nature, give me again O Nature your primal sanities! with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Give me solitude, give me Nature, give me again O Nature your primal sanities!

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: The jour printer with gray head and gaunt jaws works at his case, He turns his quid of tobacco, while his eyes blur with the manuscript. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

The jour printer with gray head and gaunt jaws works at his case, He turns his quid of tobacco, while his eyes blur with the manuscript.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: Day full-blown and splendid-day of the immense sun, action, ambition, laughter, The Night follows close with millions of suns, and sleep and restoring darkness. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Day full-blown and splendid-day of the immense sun, action, ambition, laughter, The Night follows close with millions of suns, and sleep and restoring darkness.

--Walt Whitman


quote by Walt Whitman: Stop this day and night with me and you shall possess the origin of all poems. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Stop this day and night with me and you shall possess the origin of all poems.

--Walt Whitman

Longer Version:

Stop this day and night with me and you shall possess the origin of all poems, You shall possess the good of the earth and sun.... there are millions of suns left, You shall no longer take things at second or third hand.... nor look through the eyes of the dead.... nor feed on the spectres in books, You shall not look through my eyes either, nor take things from me, You shall listen to all sides and filter them from yourself.



quote by Walt Whitman: I Think it is lost.....but nothing is ever lost nor can be lost . The body sluggish, aged, cold, the ember left from earlier fires shall duly flame again. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

I Think it is lost.....but nothing is ever lost nor can be lost . The body sluggish, aged, cold, the ember left from earlier fires shall duly flame again.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: I have heard what the talkers were talking, the talk of the beginning and the end, But I do not talk of the beginning or the end. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

I have heard what the talkers were talking, the talk of the beginning and the end, But I do not talk of the beginning or the end.

--Walt Whitman


quote by Walt Whitman: O Captain my Captain! our fearful trip is done,   The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

O Captain my Captain! our fearful trip is done, The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: The past, the future, majesty, love -- if they are vacant of you, you are vacant of them. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

The past, the future, majesty, love -- if they are vacant of you, you are vacant of them.

--Walt Whitman







quote by Walt Whitman: Undrape! you are not guilty to me, nor stale nor discarded, 
I see through the broadcloth and gingham whether or no, 
And am around, tenacious, acquisitive, tireless, and cannot be shaken away. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Undrape! you are not guilty to me, nor stale nor discarded,
I see through the broadcloth and gingham whether or no,
And am around, tenacious, acquisitive, tireless, and cannot be shaken away.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: I have said that the soul is not more than the body,
And I have said that the body is not more than the soul,
And nothing, not God, is greater to one than one's-self is,. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

I have said that the soul is not more than the body,
And I have said that the body is not more than the soul,
And nothing, not God, is greater to one than one's-self is,.

--Walt Whitman



quote by Walt Whitman: I inhale great draught of space...the east and west are mine...and the north and south are mine...I am grandeur than I thought...I did not know i held so much goodness. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

I inhale great draught of space...the east and west are mine...and the north and south are mine...I am grandeur than I thought...I did not know i held so much goodness.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: I do not snivel that snivel the world over,
That months are vacuums and the ground but wallow and filth,
That life is a suck and a sell, and nothing remains at the end but threadbare crape and tears. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

I do not snivel that snivel the world over,
That months are vacuums and the ground but wallow and filth,
That life is a suck and a sell, and nothing remains at the end but threadbare crape and tears.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

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

--Walt Whitman


quote by Walt Whitman: My ties and ballasts leave me -- I travel -- I sail -- My elbows rest in the sea-gaps. I skirt the sierras. My palms cover continents -- I am afoot with my vision. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

My ties and ballasts leave me -- I travel -- I sail -- My elbows rest in the sea-gaps. I skirt the sierras. My palms cover continents -- I am afoot with my vision.

--Walt Whitman

quote by Walt Whitman: Press close, bare-bosomed Night! Press close, magnetic, nourishing Night!
Night of south winds! Night of the large, few stars!
Still, nodding Night! Mad, naked, Summer Night! with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Press close, bare-bosomed Night! Press close, magnetic, nourishing Night!
Night of south winds! Night of the large, few stars!
Still, nodding Night! Mad, naked, Summer Night!

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: Be not ashamed women, ... You are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Be not ashamed women, ... You are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: To me the sea is a continual miracle; The fishes that swim -- the rocks -- the motion of the waves -- the ships, with men in them, what stranger miracles are there? with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

To me the sea is a continual miracle; The fishes that swim -- the rocks -- the motion of the waves -- the ships, with men in them, what stranger miracles are there?

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: My words itch at your ears till you understand them. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

My words itch at your ears till you understand them.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: Give me the splendid, silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Give me the splendid, silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: Freedom -- to walk free and own no superior. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Freedom -- to walk free and own no superior.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard.

--Walt Whitman

quote by Walt Whitman: Base-ball is our game: the American game: I connect it with our national character. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Base-ball is our game: the American game: I connect it with our national character.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: I see great things in baseball. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

I see great things in baseball.

--Walt Whitman

Longer Version:

I see great things in baseball. It's our game -- the American game.


quote by Walt Whitman: O the joy of the strong-brawn'd fighter, towering in the arena in perfect condition, conscious of power, thirsting to meet his opponent. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

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
quote by Walt Whitman: Thunder on! Stride on! Democracy. Strike with vengeful stroke! with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Thunder on! Stride on! Democracy. Strike with vengeful stroke!

--Walt Whitman

quote by Walt Whitman: I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: Some people are so much sunshine to the square inch. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Some people are so much sunshine to the square inch.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: Either define the moment or the moment will define you. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Either define the moment or the moment will define you.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: Love, that is day and night -- love, that is sun and moon and stars, Love, that is crimson, sumptuous, sick with perfume, no other words but words of love, no other thought but love. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Love, that is day and night -- love, that is sun and moon and stars, Love, that is crimson, sumptuous, sick with perfume, no other words but words of love, no other thought but love.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: Day by day and night by night we were together -- all else has long been forgotten by me. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Day by day and night by night we were together -- all else has long been forgotten by me.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: I swear to you, there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

I swear to you, there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: This is what you should do; love the Earth and sun and the animals. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

This is what you should do; love the Earth and sun and the animals.

--Walt Whitman

Longer Version:

This is what you should do: love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men ... re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss what insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem.


quote by Walt Whitman: I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: All truths wait in all things. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

All truths wait in all things.

--Walt Whitman

Longer Version:

All truths wait in all things, They neither hasten their own delivery nor resist it.


quote by Walt Whitman: I am large, I contain multitudes. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

I am large, I contain multitudes.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: The road to wisdom is paved with excess. The mark of a true writer is their ability to mystify the familiar and familiarize the strange. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

The road to wisdom is paved with excess. The mark of a true writer is their ability to mystify the familiar and familiarize the strange.

--Walt Whitman
quote by Walt Whitman: Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won. with background image: photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.

--Walt Whitman

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