words of wisdom

i was reading some poetry

and came across some e.e. cummings quotes.


he was an angry brilliant little man, and so i thought some things he had to say were pretty cool…


“Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.”

“I’m living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.”

“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.”

“America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn’t standing still.”

“the only slavery is service without love.”

“Nothing measurable matters.”

“Humanity I love you because when you’re hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink.”