e. e. cummings

Edward Estlin Cummings (October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962), known as E. E. Cummings, with the abbreviated form of his name often written by others in lowercase letters as e e cummings (in the style of some of his poems—see name and capitalization, below), was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. His body of work encompasses approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays and several essays, as well as numerous drawings and paintings. He is remembered as an eminent voice of 20th century English literature.


e. e. cummings Quotes

e. e. cummings #Imagination #Knowledge

Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.
e. e. cummings #Love

Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense.
e. e. cummings #Intelligence #Love

Humanity I love you because when you're hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink.
e. e. cummings #Courage #Teen

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
e. e. cummings #Experience

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
e. e. cummings #Good

Listen there's a hell of a good universe next door: let's go.
e. e. cummings #Learning

I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.
e. e. cummings #Life

Unbeing dead isn't being alive.
e. e. cummings #Love

Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
e. e. cummings #Nature

The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.
e. e. cummings #Time

At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.
e. e. cummings #Wisdom #Valentine's Day

Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.
e. e. cummings #Imagination

I imagine that yes is the only living thing.
e. e. cummings #Best

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.
e. e. cummings #Amazing #God #Nature

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.