Sandburg Carl   QUOTES

  • I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now.

  • Time is the coin of your life. You spend it. Do not allow others to spend it for you.

  • I have written some poetry that I don't understand myself.

  • There are some people who can receive a truth by no other way than to have their understanding shocked and insulted.



  • Yesterday is done. Tomorrow never comes. Today is here. If you don't know what to do, sit still and listen.

  • A baby is God's opinion that life should go on.

  • Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during a moment.

  • It is necessary ... for a man to go away by himself ... to sit on a rock ... and ask, 'Who am I, where have I been, and where am I going?”

  • Poetry is an echo asking a shadow to dance.

  • I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.

  • Love your neighbor as yourself; but don't take down the fence. Carl Sandburg

  • Nothing happens unless first we dream.

  • To work hard, to live hard, to die hard, and then go to hell after all would be too damn hard.

  • I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth.

  • Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.

  • There are 10 men in me and I do not know or understand one of them.

  • The greatest cunning is to have none at all.


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