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Carl Sandburg Quotes

(1878-1967), American Poet

The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something.

Category: Action

A baby is God's opinion that life should go on.

Category: Babies

One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.

Category: Creativity

The greatest cunning is to have none at all.

Category: Cunning

Nothing happens unless first a dream.

Category: Dreams

I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life and as soon as I done it I seen it.

Category: Grammar

I am an idealist. I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.

Category: Ideals And Idealism

In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you wake in the morning.

Category: Optimism

I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.

Category: Past

Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.

Category: Peace

I have written some poetry that I don't understand myself.

Category: Poetry And Poets

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.

Category: Poetry And Poets

Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the sky.

Category: Poetry And Poets

Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.

Category: Poetry And Poets

The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.

Category: Sea