E. E. Cummings quotes

Born
October 14, 1894, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US.

Died
September 3, 1962.

Occupation
Poet, author.

E. E. Cummings was an American poet and author.

I imagine that yes is the only living thing.
– E. E. Cummings
Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.
– E. E. Cummings
Private property began the instant somebody had a mind of his own.
– E. E. Cummings
Nothing recedes like progress.
– E. E. Cummings
Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.
– E. E. Cummings
I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.
– E. E. Cummings
Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.
– E. E. Cummings
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
– E. E. Cummings
You and I are more than you and I because it’s we.
– E. E. Cummings
Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.
– E. E. Cummings
Humanity I love you because when you’re hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink.
– E. E. Cummings
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
– E. E. Cummings
Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense.
– E. E. Cummings
To destroy is always the first step in any creation.
– E. E. Cummings
To like an individual because he’s black is just as insulting as to dislike him because he isn’t white.
– E. E. Cummings
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
– E. E. Cummings
A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long.
– E. E. Cummings
The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.
– E. E. Cummings
Your head is a living forest full of songbirds.
– E. E. Cummings
Listen; there’s a hell of a good universe next door: let’s go.
– E. E. Cummings
To destroy is always the first step in any creation.
– E. E. Cummings
I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
– E. E. Cummings
I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.
– E. E. Cummings
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
– E. E. Cummings
A politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man.
– E. E. Cummings
It takes three to make a child.
– E. E. Cummings