Walt Whitman Quotes



I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
- Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman

"Talk not so much, then, young artist, of the great old masters, who but painted and chisell’d. Study not only their productions. There is a still higher school for him who would kindle his fire with coal from the altar of the loftiest and purest art. It is the school of all grand actions and grand virtues, of heroism, of the death of patriots and martyrs — of all the mighty deeds written in the pages of history — deeds of daring, and enthusiasm, devotion, and fortitude. "
Walt Whitman
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.
 - Walt Whitman

Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road.

 - Walt Whitman , Song Of The Open Road
O to make the most jubilant song!
Full of music-full of manhood, womanhood, infancy!
Full of common employments-full of grain and trees.
 - Walt Whitman , Song Of Joys
Come said the Muse,
Sing me a song no poet yet has chanted,
Sing me the universal.
 - Walt Whitman , Song Of The Universal
Let me have my own way,
Let others promulge the laws, I will make no account of the laws,
Let others praise eminent men and hold up peace, I hold up agitation
and conflict,
I praise no eminent man, I rebuke to his face the one that was
thought most worthy.
 - Walt Whitman , Myself And Mine

Young man I think I know you- I think this face is the face of the
Christ himself,
Dead and divine and brother of all, and here again he lies.
 - Walt Whitman , A Sight In Camp In The Daybreak Grey And Dim

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Robin said...

Walt Whitman had a still mind. To talk of the act of art as a means in itself is the clear sign of a man who knew all about Universal Mind.

March 5, 2012 at 12:54 PM  

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