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Lawrence Ferlinghetti Quotes and Sayings

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Everything the Beats stood for was the opposite of
the dominant culture today.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Southern California, where the American Dream came too true.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

I'd ban all automobiles from the central part of the city.
You see, the automobile was just a passing fad.
It's got to go.
It's got to go a long way from here.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he
performs above the heads of his audience,
the poet, like an acrobat, climbs on rhyme to a high wire of his own making.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

 

Anyone who saw Nagasaki would suddenly realize that
they'd been kept in the dark by the United States government
as to what atomic bombs can do.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

These are international criminals, and the spineless
Democrats are doing nothing about it.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

No, I didn't become disenchanted.
I just couldn't paint like them.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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I am waiting for them to prove that God is really American.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

It's much easier to consume the visual image than to read something.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

I think if there's a great depression there might be some hope.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The paintings may communicate even better because people
are lazy and they can look at a painting with less
effort than they can read a poem.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Well, I didn't know how to draw very well back then,
in the '40s and '50s.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Freedom of speech is always under attack by Fascist mentality,
which exists in all parts of the world,
unfortunately.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

We were just a one-room bookstore; we didn't have any money for lawyers.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The real literary editors have mostly been fired.
Those that remain are all "bottom line" editors;
everything depends on the money.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

We have to raise the consciousness; the only way poets
can change the world is to raise the consciousness of the general populace.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The future of publishing lies with the small and medium-sized presses,
because the big publishers in New York are all part of huge conglomerates.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

They were looking for a stable, but we didn't have one.
In fact, we weren't very stable ourselves.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

I'm reading a book about Romaine Brooks,
a wonderful painter from early in the last century.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

It's the story of an American who wants to become a
dictator and goes to Europe with a sidekick to interview
various Fascists to find out how the Nazis and Mussolini got into power.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

And the Blue Angels are coming back to scare the local population.
I remember seeing old Vietnamese women ducking under
the benches in Washington Square;
they thought they were back in the war.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Don't patronize the chain bookstores.
Every time I see some author scheduled to read and
sign his books at a chain bookstore,
I feel like telling him he's stabbing the independent bookstores in the back.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius PHOTO

Attitude is everything.
- Charles Swindoll PHOTO

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous PHOTO

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles PHOTO

When I see Spirit in everything, Peace is at hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1

Imagination is everything.
It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
- Albert Einstein

Know that you have a choice about
everything you do and everything you do not do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a crack in everything,
that's how the light gets in.
- Leonard Cohen

Integrity is the essence of everything successful.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

What if we just acted like everything was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation -
I give thanks for the unity of all creation
and for everything that has brought me to this moment.
I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Everything that we see is a shadow
cast by that which we do not see.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

Everything is okay in the end.
If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
- Anonymous

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right,
you'll probably never do much of anything.
- Win Borden

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Nearly everything you do is of no importance,
but it is important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything.
You are you and that is the beginning and the end -
no apologies, no regrets.
- Henry Kissinger

Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
- Vince Lombardi

Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

Everything is not as it appears to be.
- Proverb

The Master acts without doing, and everything gets done.
- Lao Tzu

Ah, not everything is as seems...
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

He who has health has hope,
and he who has hope has everything.
- Anonymous

Everything has rhythm. everything dances.
- Maya Angelou

Always aim at complete harmony
of thought and word and deed.
Always aim at purifying your thoughts
and everything will be well.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing.
- Vince Lombardi

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know nothing. For to know nothing is to know everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

You can't be everything to everyone.
- Bill Cosby

Half of everything you were ever taught is wrong;
the question is which half.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale


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