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    Yesterday and tomorrow cross and mix on the skyline. The two are lost in a purple haze. One forgets, one waits.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: lost  tomorrow 
     
    And even now she beats her head against the bars in the same old way and wonders if there is a bigger place the railroads run to from Chicago where maybe there is romance and big things and real dreams that never go smash.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: wonder  real  romance  dreams 
     
    By night the skyscraper looms in the smoke and the stars and has a soul.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: soul  star  night  smoke 
     
    Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: war 
     
    Let your heart look on white sea spray and be lonely. Love is a fool star. You and a ring of stars may mention my name and then forget me. Love is a fool star.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: heart  star  fools 
     
    I'm either going to be a writer or a bum.
    — Carl Sandburg
    Time is the most valuable coin in your life. You and you alone will determine how that coin will be spent. Be careful that you do not let other people spend it for you.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: time  people  alone 
     
    Life is an onion- you peel it year by year and sometimes cry.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: year 
     
    Give me hunger, pain and want, Shut me out with shame and failure From your doors of gold and fame, Give me your shabbiest, weariest hunger! But leave me a little love.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: failure  pain  hunger  shame  fame 
     
    Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: poetry 
     
    Gather the stars if you wish it so Gather the songs and keep them. Gather the faces of women. Gather for keeping years and years. And then... Loosen your hands, let go and say good-bye. Let the stars and songs go. Let the faces and years go. Loosen your hands and say good-bye.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: women  star  wishes  song  year 
     
    Two bubbles found they had rainbows on their curves. They flickered out saying: "It was worth being a bubble, just to have held that rainbow thirty seconds.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: worth 
     
    Poetry is an echo asking a shadow to dance.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: poetry  dance 
     
    Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: time  people 
     
    A man must find time for himself. Time is what we spend our lives with. If we are not careful we find others spending it for us... It is necessary now and then for a man to go away by himself and experience loneliness; to sit on a rock in the forest and to ask of himself, 'Who am I, and where have I been, and where am I going?... If one is not careful, one allows diversions to take up one's time-the stuff of life.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: time  men  live  experience 
     
    Come clean with a child heart Laugh as peaches in the summer wind Let rain on a house roof be a song Let the writing on your face be a smell of apple orchards on late June.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: children  heart  child  summer  song  rain  writing 
     
    Nothing happens unless first a dream.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: dreams 
     
    The moon is friend for the lonesome to talk to.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: friends  moon 
     
    A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: world  opinion  god 
     
    Time is the coin of your life. You spend it. Do not allow others to spend it for you.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: time 
     
    Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: joy 
     
    Read the dictionary from A to Izzard today. Get a vocabulary. Brush up on your diction. See whether wisdom is just a lot of language.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: language  wisdom  read 
     
    Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: time 
     
    There are dreams stronger than death. Men and women die holding these dreams.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: death  men  women  die  dreams 
     
    Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln never saw a movie, heard a radio or looked at television. They had 'Loneliness' and knew what to do with it. They were not afraid of being lonely because they knew that was when the creative mood in them would work.
    — Carl Sandburg
    There is a wolf in me... - I keep this wolf because the wilderness gave it to me and the wilderness will not let it go.
    — Carl Sandburg
    To never see a fool you lock yourself in your room and smash the looking-glass.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: fools 
     
    Man is a long time coming. Man will yet win. Brother may yet line up with brother: This old anvil laughs at many broken hammers.There are men who can't be bought.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: time  men  broken 
     
    In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: time  eyes  awake 
     
    Our lives are like a candle in the wind.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: live 
     
    Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during the moment.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: moment  poetry 
     
    The single clenched fist lifted and ready, Or the open asking hand held out and waiting. Choose: For we meet by one or the other.
    — Carl Sandburg
    I see America, not in the setting sun of a black night of despair ahead of us, I see America in the crimson light of a rising sun fresh from the burning, creative hand of God. I see great days ahead, great days possible to men and women of will and vision
    — Carl Sandburg
    Every blunder behind us is giving a cheer for us, and only for those who were willing to fail are the dangers and splendors of life.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: giving  danger  fail 
     
    I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.
    — Carl Sandburg
    Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: poetry  dance 
     
    Poetry is a mystic, sensuous mathematics of fire, smoke-stacks, waffles, pansies, people, and purple sunsets.
    — Carl Sandburg
    Nothing happens unless first we dream.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: dreams 
     
    Love your neighbor as yourself; but don't take down the fence.
    — Carl Sandburg
    Who else speaks for the Family of Man? They are in tune and stepwith constellations of universal law.
    — Carl Sandburg
    tags: law 
     
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    carl sandburg
    Birth    : January 6, 1878
    Death  : July 22, 1967
    Occupation  : Writer