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Allen Ginsberg Quotes and Sayings

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Fortunately art is a community effort -
a small but select community living in a spiritualized
world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.
- Allen Ginsberg

Poetry is not an expression of the party line.
It's that time of night, lying in bed,
thinking what you really think, making the private world public,
that's what the poet does.
- Allen Ginsberg

I want people to bow as they see me and say he is gifted with poetry,
he has seen the presence of the creator.
- Allen Ginsberg

Democracy!
Bah!
When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!
- Allen Ginsberg

 

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness,
starving hysterical naked.
- Allen Ginsberg

Whoever controls the media, the images,
controls the culture.
- Allen Ginsberg

The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming
of the awareness of the world.
That's what poetry does.
- Allen Ginsberg

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America I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.
- Allen Ginsberg

My own experience is that a certain kind of genius
among students is best brought out in bed.
- Allen Ginsberg

The fact to which we have got to cling,
as to a lifebelt, is that it is possible to be a normal
decent person and yet be fully alive.
- Allen Ginsberg

Ultimately Warhol's private moral reference was to
the supreme kitsch of the Catholic church.
- Allen Ginsberg

America, I've given you all and now I'm nothing.
- Allen Ginsberg

Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind.
It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private.
- Allen Ginsberg

The weight of the world is love.
Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction.
- Allen Ginsberg

America, how can I write a holy litany in your silly mood?
- Allen Ginsberg

Poets are Damned...
but See with the Eyes of Angels.
- Allen Ginsberg

Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.
- Allen Ginsberg

I think it was when I ran into Kerouac and Burroughs -
when I was 17 -
that I realized I was talking through an empty skull...
I wasn't thinking my own thoughts or saying my own thoughts.
- Allen Ginsberg

Real love is never a selfish emotion.
If you want something from someone -
especially if that something is sex -
what you are feeling is not true love.
True love is about wanting happiness for the person you love -
and not about seeking happiness for yourself.
Fortunately, in most cases our own loving presence
is the greatest gift we can give to a person we love.
Nonetheless, the litmus test of love is knowing
we would choose never to see that person again
if we believed that distance would bring them greater happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts.
Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.
- Karen Horney

Fortunately, I was still living in Los Angeles at the time.
So I went out to World Gym and got a membership.
- Warren Cuccurullo

Fortunately, it's still not too late to develop a comprehensive
global strategy to eliminate our real enemy.
- David Hackworth

In his years in Washington, Senator Kerry has been
one vote of a hundred in the United States Senate -
and fortunately on matters of national security he
was very often in the minority.
- Dick Cheney

Fortunately for me I was able to do well here,
and it really did great things for my career and now
hopefully I can go out there and continue to do what I did.
- Latrell Sprewell

Fortunately, human beings are remarkably diverse models to work from.
- David Brin

I found that I could make people laugh doing people like Shirley Bassey.
Fortunately it worked.
- Jane Horrocks

Fortunately, as we all know, it's impossible for anybody
but Jimmy Smith to really sound like Jimmy Smith.
- Benmont Tench

Fortunately we've been shooting in North Carolina which
means we're not in LA where you can hear people talking
about you and you know so much about what's going on in the business.
- Katie Holmes

Fortunately, there is a sane equilibrium in the character of nations,
as there is in that of men.
- Jose Marti

Fortunately, historians are now beginning to recognise
the historic role of Islam as a liberating force for
peoples oppressed by the burdens of unjust social systems.
- Aly Khan

I'm a small and normal girl, and stories like mine no one likes to tell.
Fortunately so, because I wouldn't like to play myself.
- Victoria Abril

Fortunately, the courts discharged me every time after
they understood what I had done.
- Alain Robert

Well, fortunately we found out that the runner-up our
particular year was going to get a record contract also.
So it was kind of a - it was bitter sweet but it was an opportunity.
- Clay Aiken

Fortunately, I was supposed to look confused and disoriented because,
God, I felt that way.
- Dick York

Fortunately, it doesn't seem to have made a lot of
difference to my audience that I'm as bald as a billiard ball!
- James Taylor

Fortunately and unfortunately, people don't see me as a character actor.
They see me as a leading man or nothing,
which makes it really hard to get work.
- Josh Holloway

I'm playin' music for a certain type of person.
Fortunately, there are more and more of us.
At least there are more comin' to see me than there were 30 years ago or so.
- Mose Allison

Fortunately we're not a public company -
we're a private group of companies,
and I can do what I want.
- Richard Branson

I have friends who've tried to break into the UK,
who went back with their tails between their legs.
Fortunately I've had the opposite experience.
- Michael Bolton

I've never been very good at manipulating my career,
but fortunately I haven't needed to.
- Elaine Paige

Sir Walter, with his 61 years of life,
although he never wrote a novel until he was over 40,
had, fortunately for the world, a longer working career
than most of his brethren.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

Fortunately for serious minds, a bias recognized is a bias sterilized.
- Benjamin Haydon

Fortunately for England, all her imports are raw materials.
- Joseph Hume

Fortunately, President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy disagreed
with the estimate and chose a course of action less
ambitious and aggressive than recommended by their advisers.
- David Kay

Fortunately, something always remains to be harvested.
So let us not be idle.
- Gustav Mahler

People who say you're just as old as you feel are all wrong,
fortunately.
- Russell Baker

I think, unfortunately or fortunately,
the reality of Hollywood is that if your movie makes money,
they'll make another one.
- Jonathan Frakes

The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter -
often an unconscious,
but still a truthful interpreter - in the eye.
- Charlotte Bronte

Fortunately, the Canadian people in all their habits,
are essentially a temperate people.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Fortunately, John Houseman is a marvelous writer and
he sat in on so many story conferences.
He worked with Welles, you know, and he's a marvelous man.
- Vincente Minnelli

Fortunately any of the songs we've recorded can be
extremely fulfilling to perform depending on the variety
of circumstances that surround any given show.
- Dwight Yoakam

Fortunately, I've also been an electrician,
and that's a happy memory for me.
- James MacArthur

Fortunately, many people also enjoy a stand-alone as
a sample of something new,
like trying the special at a favourite restaurant one
night instead of going for the usual.
- Sarah Zettel

Fortunately, I've never had a job.
- Lyle Lovett

Fortunately I own a vintage brain, and I am alive and
well in the 21st century,
still making records, still working at an intense pace and most of all,
still having fun doing it.
- Tony Visconti

Fortunately, when it comes to meat and poultry,
I have the really wonderful situation of having producers
and processors that produce and process a very high-quality product.
- Mike Johanns

Fortunately, Iranians are politically active worldwide.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Everything's completely different, and it's been hard.
Fortunately, I have a lot of wonderful people around me,
and I think I'm handling things pretty well.
- Carrie Underwood

Unfortunately or fortunately, in order to become acquainted
with the idiom of country or rock music,
it is necessary to occasionally play in a bar.
Bars are a rehearsal place.
- Garth Hudson

Fortunately, this is not something that we see a lot of.
Very rarely do you see a dog in this terrible shape from starvation.
People just aren't that cruel.
- Jonathan Ross

I've been very lucky.
I wanted to be an actress, but I didn't really have
the drive to sell myself.
Fortunately I had a terrific agent in New York who
kept me going from job to job.
- Blythe Danner

We've been playing ugly.
Without all of our bodies, we've been kicking it all over the shop,
but fortunately we've been able to make the big buckets
and rely on our defense for once.
- Steve Nash

Fortunately, no country was ever more suited for anarchist
agitation than present-day America.
- Johann Most

You're born.
You suffer.
You die.
Fortunately, there's a loophole.
- Billy Graham

I continued writing the bad plays which fortunately nobody would produce,
just as no one did me the unkindness of publishing my early novels.
- Patrick White

I would much rather be a better mother or better human
being than I would be a singer.
Fortunately for me singing makes me a living.
- Tanya Tucker

I talked about becoming stupid, but I've always been stupid.
Fortunately I've been just smart enough to realize that I'm stupid.
- Larry Wall

Every day I work at not taking this fame thing seriously.
Fortunately I have a great group of friends who help me do this.
- Bruce Willis

I have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them.
- Joan Rivers

Like every other good thing in this world,
leisure and culture have to be paid for.
Fortunately, however, it is not the leisured and the
cultured who have to pay.
- Aldous Huxley

Fortunately, we have a lot of really smart women in the business.
- Rosanna Arquette


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