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Walt Whitman Quotes

About Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

Life: 1819 - 1892

Country: us flag America

Profession: Poet;

Walter Whitman (May 31, 1819 - March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist. He was a part of the transition between Transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.

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Quotations

Damn all expurgated books; the dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.

~ Walt Whitman

There was a child went forth everyday,
And the first object he looked upon and received with wonder or pity or dread, that object he became,
And that object became part of him for the day or a certain part of the day... or for many years or stretching cycles of years...

~ Walt Whitman

Other lands have their vitality in a few, a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people.

~ Walt Whitman

Many a good man I have seen go under.

~ Walt Whitman

The earth, that is sufficient,
I do not want the constellations any nearer,
I know they are very well where they are,
I know they suffice for those who belong to them.

~ Walt Whitman

In the faces of men and women I see God.

~ Walt Whitman

The whole theory of the universe is directed unerringly to one single individual.

~ Walt Whitman
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