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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
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

R
If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things made matter very little -- somebody who is obsessed by Making.
A
If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.
N
America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn't standing still.
K
Nothing recedes like progress.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: From "Journey in Word," ed. Cyndi Craven; an internet collection of quotations
R: Foreword to is 5 (1926).
A: From "Charades," an internet collection of quotations
N: "Why I Like America," in Vanity Fair (New York, May 1927; repr. in A Miscellany, ed. by George J. Firmage, 1958).
K: Jottings, in Wake, no. 10 (1951; repr. in A Miscellany, ed. by George J. Firmage, 1958).
   


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