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36 Inspiring E.E. Cummings Quotes (COURAGE)

Top 10 Most Famous E.E. Cummings Quotes (BEST)

“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
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.
The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”

E.E. Cummings
Yours is the light by which my spirit's born: - you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.
Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: – you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.
Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.
Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.
I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.
I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.
Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.
Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.

8 E.E. Cummings Quotes About Life

“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
Unbeing dead isn't being alive.
Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.
Whenever you think or you believe or you know, you're a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you're nobody-but-yourself.
Whenever you think or you believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself.
I'd rather have two good friends, than 500,000 admirers.
I’d rather have two good friends, than 500,000 admirers.

“Remember one thing only: that it’s you-nobody else-who determines your destiny and decides your fate. Nobody else can be alive for you; nor can you be alive for anybody else.”

E.E. Cummings
The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.
The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.
Exists no miracle mightier than this: to feel.
Exists no miracle mightier than this: to feel.
The three saddest things are the ill wanting to be well, the poor wanting to be rich, and the constant traveler saying 'anywhere but here'.
The three saddest things are the ill wanting to be well, the poor wanting to be rich, and the constant traveler saying ‘anywhere but here’.

3 E.E. Cummings Quotes Poetry Quotes

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it's always our self we find in the sea.
For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it’s always our self we find in the sea.
I will take the sun in my mouth and leap into the ripe air alive with closed eyes to dash against darkness.
I will take the sun in my mouth and leap into the ripe air alive with closed eyes to dash against darkness.
I like my body when it is with your body. It is so quite new a thing. Muscles better and nerves more.
I like my body when it is with your body. It is so quite new a thing. Muscles better and nerves more.

8 E.E. Cummings Quotes that Will Make You Think

The artist is not a man who describes, but a man who feels.
The artist is not a man who describes, but a man who feels.
The first step to expanding your reality is to discard the tendency to exclude things from possibility.
The first step to expanding your reality is to discard the tendency to exclude things from possibility.
If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things made matter very little - somebody who is obsessed by Making.
If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things made matter very little – somebody who is obsessed by Making.
May my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets of living.
May my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets of living.
Your head is a living forest full of songbirds.
Your head is a living forest full of songbirds.
Private property began the instant somebody had a mind of his own.
Private property began the instant somebody had a mind of his own.
Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.
Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.
To like an individual because he's black is just as insulting as to dislike him because he isn't white.
To like an individual because he’s black is just as insulting as to dislike him because he isn’t white.

7 E.E. Cummings Quotes on Love

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
You and I are more than you and I because it's we.
You and I are more than you and I because it’s we.
Unless you love someone, nothing else makes sense.
Unless you love someone, nothing else makes sense.
Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.
Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.
Love is the whole and more than all.
Love is the whole and more than all.
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
Lovers alone wear sunlight.
Lovers alone wear sunlight.

(MUST READ) E. E. Cummings: Complete Poems, 1904–1962

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