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Lawrence Ferlinghetti Quotes: I didn’t know that painters and writers retired. They’re like soldiers – they just fade away.
         

I didn’t know that painters and writers retired. They’re like soldiers – they just fade away.


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If you're too open-minded; your brains will fall out.



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Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.



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.

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.



Our government is a bird with two right wings... They're devoted to the perpetuation & spread of corporate capitalism.

Our government is a bird with two right wings... They're devoted to the perpetuation & spread of corporate capitalism.



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

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



I am awaiting perpetually and forever a renaissance of wonder

I am awaiting perpetually and forever a renaissance of wonder



I am waiting for the lost music to sound again in a new rebirth of wonder.

I am waiting for the lost music to sound again in a new rebirth of wonder.



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

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



Poetry must be capable of answering the challenge of apocalytpic times, even if this means sounding apocaltypic.

Poetry must be capable of answering the challenge of apocalytpic times, even if this means sounding apocaltypic.



We have seen the best minds of our generation destroyed by boredom at poetry readings.

We have seen the best minds of our generation destroyed by boredom at poetry readings.





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For me, staying in place might mean staying with my own thoughts, even if the body keeps traveling. I might be experiencing new things, but I'm also here, with myself.

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