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    The lucky thing was that I was Italian; when the other Italians saw me fight back, they came to my defence.
    — Gregory Corso
    tags: fight 
     
    Anyway, I lived on the streets and did pretty good until I got caught stealing, what was it? I kicked in a restaurant window, went in and took all the food that I wanted, and while coming out I was grabbed.
    — Gregory Corso
    tags: food 
     
    I moved up over Lower East Side and I was adopted by eight foster parents; I lived all over New York City with these parents, man, till I was about ten years old.
    — Gregory Corso
    tags: men  parent  year 
     
    I just trust people and they sense everything's gonna be alright.
    — Gregory Corso
    tags: people  trust 
     
    My father went into the armed service and I never saw my mother - I don't know what happened to her.
    — Gregory Corso
    tags: service  father  mother 
     
    The judge said I was a menace to society because I had put crime on a scientific basis.
    — Gregory Corso
    tags: crimes  society 
     
    You see, I went to the sixth grade and that was the highest I ever went.
    — Gregory Corso
    a fat Reichian wife screeching over potatoes Get a job!And five nose running brats in love with Batman
    — Gregory Corso
    tags: running  wife 
     
    I feel capitol punishment is dooming U.S.A.
    — Gregory Corso
    tags: punishment 
     
    O how terrible it must be for a young man-seated before a family and the family thinkingWe never saw him before! He wants our Mary Lou!After tea and homemade cookies they ask What do you do for a living
    — Gregory Corso
    tags: living  young 
     
    My father took me back home, back to Greenwich Village, and he thought by taking me out of the orphanage he'd be out of the World War too. But no way - they got him anyway. He went in the Navy and then I lived on the streets.
    — Gregory Corso
    tags: world  thoughts  war  father 
     
    I learned life were no dream I learned truth deceived Man is not God Life is a century Death an instant
    — Gregory Corso
    tags: death  truth  men  god  dreams 
     
    it's just that I see love as odd as wearing shoes-I never wanted to marry a girl who was like my motherAnd Ingrid Bergman was always impossible
    — Gregory Corso
    tags: girls  impossible  marry 
     
    I think of New York City lost in starsforgotten as a blue haired pet of childhood love Tonight the night is full;
    — Gregory Corso
    tags: night  lost  childhood 
     
    I remember the people I knew in prison; I was very fortunate to know them - they came from 1910, 1920, 1930.
    — Gregory Corso
    tags: people 
     
    I feel I want to be wise with white hair in a tall library in a deep chair by a fireplace.
    — Gregory Corso
    tags: wise  library 
     
    But when the conquered spirit breaks free And indicates a new light Who'll take care of the cats?
    — Gregory Corso
    tags: care  spirit 
     
    Ah, if I were dictator I'd have poets throwing bombs!
    — Gregory Corso
    tags: poet 
     
    The fall of man stands a lie before Beethoven, a truth before Hitler.
    — Gregory Corso
    tags: truth  men  lies 
     
    If you believe you're a poet, then you're saved.
    — Gregory Corso
    tags: believe  poet 
     
    Spirit is Life. It flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea.
    — Gregory Corso
    tags: death  spirit 
     
    They, that unnamed they, they've knocked me down but I got up. I always get up - and I swear when I went down quite often I took the fall; nothing moves a mountain but itself. They, I've long ago named them me.
    — Gregory Corso
    If you have a choice of two things and can't decide, take both.
    — Gregory Corso
    tags: choice 
     
    Standing on a street corner waiting for no one is power.
    — Gregory Corso
    tags: power 
     
    It is a great feeling to know that from a window I can go to books to cans of beer to past loves. And from these gather enough dream to sneak out a back door.
    — Gregory Corso
    tags: past  book  dreams 
     
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