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51 Famous Quotes by E. E. Cummings

Beautiful E.E. Cummings Quotes

Edward Estlin Cummings, well recognized as E. E. Cummings was an American author, poet, playwright, essayist as well as painter. He was popular for his uniqueness in structure and style. Below are some of the popular quotes by E.E. Cummings.

  1. “Love is the whole and more than all.” - E.E. Cummings
  2. “To destroy is always the first step in any creation.” - E.E. Cummings
  3. “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit” - E.E. Cummings
  4. “For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) / it’s always ourselves we find in the sea” - E.E. Cummings
  5. “The earth laughs in flowers.” - E.E. Cummings
  6. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” - E.E. Cummings
  7. “Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.” - E.E. Cummings
  8. “Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense.” - E.E. Cummings
  9. “Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.” - E.E. Cummings
  10. “Humanity I love you because when you’re hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink” - E.E. Cummings
  11. “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
  12. “When skies are hanged and oceans drowned, the single secret will still be man” - E.E. Cummings
  13. “I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance” - E.E. Cummings
  14. “Be of love (a little) more careful than of anything.” - E.E. Cummings
  15. “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” - E.E. Cummings
  16. “I thank you God for this most amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes.” - E.E. Cummings
  17. “When man determined to destroy/ himself he picked the was/ of shall and finding only why/ smashed it into because” - E.E. Cummings
  18. “Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.” - E.E. Cummings
  19. “To be nobody-but-yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” - E.E. Cummings
  20. “Nothing recedes like progress.” - E.E. Cummings
  21. “I’m living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.” - E.E. Cummings
  22. “Follow no path all paths lead where truth is here” - E.E. Cummings
  23. “Listen; there’s a hell of a good universe next door: let’s go.” - E.E. Cummings
  24. “I love you much (most beautiful darling) more than anyone on the earth and I like you better than everything in the sky.” - E.E. Cummings
  25. “Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.” - E.E. Cummings
  26. “The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.” - E.E. Cummings
  27. “Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star…” - E.E. Cummings
  28. “A politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man.” - E.E. Cummings
  29. “I imagine that yes is the only living thing.” - E.E. Cummings
  30. “No sunbeam ever lies” - E.E. Cummings
  31. “To like an individual because he’s black is just as insulting as to dislike him because he isn’t white.” - E.E. Cummings
  32. “Who knows if the moon’s / a balloon, coming out of a keen city / in the sky - filled with pretty people?” - E.E. Cummings
  33. “A draftsman of words.” - E.E. Cummings
  34. “If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things made matter very little — somebody who is obsessed by Making.” - E.E. Cummings
  35. “Private property began the instant somebody had a mind of his own.” - E.E. Cummings
  36. “The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.” - E.E. Cummings
  37. “To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.” - E.E. Cummings
  38. “Writing…is an art; and artists…are human beings. As a human being stands, so a human being is…” - E.E. Cummings
  39. “Art is a mystery. A mystery is something immeasurable.” - E.E. Cummings
  40. “Love is the every only god” - E.E. Cummings
  41. “At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.” - E.E. Cummings
  42. “When god decided to invent everything he took one reath bigger than a circustent and everything began” - E.E. Cummings
  43. “Take the matter of being born. What does being born mean to most people?” - E.E. Cummings
  44. “No evil is so worse than worst you fall in hate with love” - E.E. Cummings
  45. “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
  46. “Next to of course god America i / love you land of the pilgrims and so forth oh” - E.E. Cummings
  47. “The sensual mysticism of entire vertical being.” - E.E. Cummings
  48. “Wholly to be a fool while Spring is in the world my blood approves” - E.E. Cummings
  49. “A human being who’s true to himself — whoever himself may be — is immortal; and all the atomic bombs of all the anti-artists in space-time will never civilize immortality.” - E.E. Cummings
  50. “In so far as every child and woman and man may be immeasurable, art is the mystery of every man and woman and child.” - E.E. Cummings

“We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship.” - E.E. Cummings

Exceeding were some of the wonderful quotes by E. E. Cummings, we hope that you must have enjoyed reading them.