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Carl Sandburg
(1878-1967) born on
Jan 06
US poet, biographer. He is remembered for his vigorous free verse in "The People, Yes," 1936 and his biography of Lincoln.
         
   
F
The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.

R
Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, and Lincoln never saw a movie, heard a radio or looked at TV. They had "loneliness" and knew what to do with it. They knew that was when the creative mood in them would work.
A
CHICAGO: Hog Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler;
Stormy, husky, brawling,
City of the Big Shoulders.
N
Look out how we use proud words. When you let proud words go, it is not easy to call them back. They wear long boots, hard boots.
K
If she [America] forgets where she came from, if the people lose sight of what brought them along, if she listens to the deniers and mockers, then will begin the rot and dissolution.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Two Nocturnes."
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: Chicago in Chicago Poems (1916).
N: "Primer Lesson"
K:
   


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