carl sandburg Quotes

Yesterday and tomorrow cross and mix on the skyline. The two are lost in a purple haze. One forgets, one waits.
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— Carl Sandburg
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.
tags: wonder real romance dreams
— Carl Sandburg
By night the skyscraper looms in the smoke and the stars and has a soul.
tags: soul star night smoke
— Carl Sandburg
Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.
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— Carl Sandburg
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.
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— Carl Sandburg
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.
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— Carl Sandburg
Life is an onion- you peel it year by year and sometimes cry.
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— Carl Sandburg
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.
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— Carl Sandburg
Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
tags: poetry
— Carl Sandburg
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.
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— Carl Sandburg
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.
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— Carl Sandburg
Poetry is an echo asking a shadow to dance.
tags: poetry dance
— Carl Sandburg
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.
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— Carl Sandburg
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.
tags: time men live experience
— Carl Sandburg
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.
tags: children heart child summer song rain writing
— Carl Sandburg
Nothing happens unless first a dream.
tags: dreams
— Carl Sandburg
The moon is friend for the lonesome to talk to.
tags: friends moon
— Carl Sandburg
A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.
tags: world opinion god
— Carl Sandburg
Time is the coin of your life. You spend it. Do not allow others to spend it for you.
tags: time
— Carl Sandburg
Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
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— Carl Sandburg
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.
tags: language wisdom read
— Carl Sandburg
Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
tags: time
— Carl Sandburg
There are dreams stronger than death. Men and women die holding these dreams.
tags: death men women die dreams
— Carl Sandburg
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.
tags: work movie loneliness creative afraid mood
— 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.
tags: fools
— Carl Sandburg
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.
tags: time men broken
— Carl Sandburg
In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.
tags: time eyes awake
— Carl Sandburg
Our lives are like a candle in the wind.
tags: live
— Carl Sandburg
Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during the moment.
tags: moment poetry
— Carl Sandburg
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
tags: men women despair night god america vision creative black
— 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.
tags: giving danger fail
— Carl Sandburg
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.
tags: poetry dance
— Carl Sandburg
Poetry is a mystic, sensuous mathematics of fire, smoke-stacks, waffles, pansies, people, and purple sunsets.
tags: people fire poetry mathematics
— Carl Sandburg
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
tags: dreams
— Carl Sandburg
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.
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— Carl Sandburg
carl sandburg
Birth    : January 6, 1878
Death  : July 22, 1967
Occupation  : Writer