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Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "Which way will the sunflower turn surrounded by millions of suns?"

Which way will the sunflower turn surrounded by millions of suns?




Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "Our heads are round so thought can change direction"

Our heads are round so thought can change direction




Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "To gain your own voice, forget about having it heard. Become a saint of your own province and your own consciousness."

To gain your own voice, forget about having it heard. Become a saint of your own province and your own consciousness.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "To gain your own voice you have to forget about having it heard."

To gain your own voice you have to forget about having it heard.




Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "Concentrate on what you want to say to yourself and your friends. Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness. You say what you want to say when you don't care who's listening."

Concentrate on what you want to say to yourself and your friends. Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness. You say what you want to say when you don't care who's listening.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness."

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



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "I don't think there is any truth. There are only points of view."

I don't think there is any truth. There are only points of view.




Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "None of us understand what we're doing, but we do beautiful things anyway."

None of us understand what we're doing, but we do beautiful things anyway.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "When it snows in your nose, you catch cold in your brain."

When it snows in your nose, you catch cold in your brain.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture."

Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "You are what you think about all day."

You are what you think about all day.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "We love to be hurt and we love to have our unhealing wounds opened and reopened again: we sit staring in the mirror of art, fascinated by our own deformities."

We love to be hurt and we love to have our unhealing wounds opened and reopened again: we sit staring in the mirror of art, fascinated by our own deformities.




Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "Holy the supernatural extra brilliant intelligent kindness of the soul!"

Holy the supernatural extra brilliant intelligent kindness of the soul!



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

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



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "The suffering itself is not so bad; it's the resentment against suffering that is the real pain."

The suffering itself is not so bad; it's the resentment against suffering that is the real pain.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "I don't do anything with my life except romanticize and decay with indecision."

I don't do anything with my life except romanticize and decay with indecision.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Well, while I'm here I'll do the work — and what's the work? To ease the pain of living. Everything else, drunken dumbshow."

Well, while I'm here I'll do the work — and what's the work? To ease the pain of living. Everything else, drunken dumbshow.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "America, I've given you all and now I'm nothing."

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



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "The poignancy of a photograph comes from looking back to a fleeting moment in a floating world. The transitoriness is what creates the sense of the sacred"

The poignancy of a photograph comes from looking back to a fleeting moment in a floating world. The transitoriness is what creates the sense of the sacred



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "There is nothing to be learned from history anymore. We're in science fiction now."

There is nothing to be learned from history anymore. We're in science fiction now.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "First thought, best thought."

First thought, best thought.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "Unholy battered old thing you were, my sunflower O my soul, I loved you then!"

Unholy battered old thing you were, my sunflower O my soul, I loved you then!



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "Nobody saves America by sniffing cocaine. Jiggling your knees blankeyed in the rain, when it snows in your nose you catch cold in your brain."

Nobody saves America by sniffing cocaine. Jiggling your knees blankeyed in the rain, when it snows in your nose you catch cold in your brain.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "What if someone gave a war and Nobody came?"

What if someone gave a war and Nobody came?



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "Scientist alone is true poet he gives us the moon he promises the stars he'll make us a new universe if it comes to that."

Scientist alone is true poet he gives us the moon he promises the stars he'll make us a new universe if it comes to that.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "Candor disarms paranoia."

Candor disarms paranoia.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "It's never to late to do nothing at all."

It's never to late to do nothing at all.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "A poem is like a radio that can broadcast continuously for thousands of years."

A poem is like a radio that can broadcast continuously for thousands of years.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "in my dreams you walk dripping from a sea journey on the highway across America in tears to the door of my cottage in the Western night"

in my dreams you walk dripping from a sea journey on the highway across America in tears to the door of my cottage in the Western night



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "Let go of the spirit of the departed, and continue the celebration of your own life."

Let go of the spirit of the departed, and continue the celebration of your own life.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "When you notice something clearly and see it vividly, it then becomes sacred."

When you notice something clearly and see it vividly, it then becomes sacred.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "Affection is the most important thing. And the quality of affection - with your friends, your lovers, your family. But particularly for your own generation."

Affection is the most important thing. And the quality of affection - with your friends, your lovers, your family. But particularly for your own generation.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "Last Exit to Brooklyn should explode like a rusty hellish bombshell over America and still be eagerly read in a hundred years."

Last Exit to Brooklyn should explode like a rusty hellish bombshell over America and still be eagerly read in a hundred years.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "Poetry's role is to provide spontaneous individual candor as distinct from manipulation and brainwash."

Poetry's role is to provide spontaneous individual candor as distinct from manipulation and brainwash.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "I never dreamed the sea so deep, The earth so dark; so long my sleep, I have become another child. I wake to see the world go wild."

I never dreamed the sea so deep, The earth so dark; so long my sleep, I have become another child. I wake to see the world go wild.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "There should be no distinction between what we write down, and what we really know."

There should be no distinction between what we write down, and what we really know.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!"

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



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "I didn't know the names of the flowers - now my garden is gone."

I didn't know the names of the flowers - now my garden is gone.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "I touch your book and dream of our odyssey in the supermarket and feel absurd."

I touch your book and dream of our odyssey in the supermarket and feel absurd.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "America, why are your libraries full of tears?"

America, why are your libraries full of tears?



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "Now I have enough money to travel wherever I want, but I haven't got the health."

Now I have enough money to travel wherever I want, but I haven't got the health.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "The closet door is open for me, where I left it, since I left it open, it has graciously stayed open."

The closet door is open for me, where I left it, since I left it open, it has graciously stayed open.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "I really believe, or want to believe, really I am nuts, otherwise I'll never be sane."

I really believe, or want to believe, really I am nuts, otherwise I'll never be sane.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "Everything is holy! everybody's holy! everywhere is holy! everyday is in eternity! Everyman's an angel!"

Everything is holy! everybody's holy! everywhere is holy! everyday is in eternity! Everyman's an angel!



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "You can't escape the past in Paris, and yet what's so wonderful about it is that the past and present intermingle so intangibly that it doesn't seem to burden."

You can't escape the past in Paris, and yet what's so wonderful about it is that the past and present intermingle so intangibly that it doesn't seem to burden.



Allen Ginsberg Quotes: "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."

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.