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e. e. cummings
(1894-1962) born on
Oct 14
US poet, novelist. He is well known for his eccentric language and typography; wrote "Tulips are Chimneys," 1923 and the autobiographical "The Enormous Room," 1922.
         
   
F
All ignorance toboggans into know
and trudges up to ignorance again.

R
Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.
A
To destroy is always the first step in any creation.
N
I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.
K
To be nobody-but-myself -- 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.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The International Thesaurus of Quotations," by Rhoda Thomas Tripp, 1995.
R: "Jottings," in "Wake," no. 10, 1951.
A: In "Selected Letters," ed. by F. W. Dupree and George Stade.
N: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.
K: Letter to a high school editor, 1955; in "Selected Letters," ed. by F. W. Dupree and George Stade.
   


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