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About Walt Whitman
The Father of Free Verse
Walt Whitman was an American poet and journalist, considered one of the most influential poets in American history. He was controversial for the amount of sexuality that his work exudes at the time, even extending as far as critics questioning his own sexuality, but biographers were unable to accurately pinpoint his sexual orientation. Aside from sexuality, Whitman’s prose-like works also cover the topic of death and is usually adorned with unusual symbols.
Whitman’s most well-known work is Leaves of Grass, which he continuously worked on from 1855 to 1891 and spanned seven editions. His other notable works include the poetry collection Drum-Taps (1865), the temperance novel Franklin Evans; or The Inebriate (1842), and his major work of comparative politics and letters Democratic Vistas (1871).
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Famous quotes by Walt Whitman
A great city is that which has the greatest men and women.Walt Whitman
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.Walt Whitman
After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains.Walt Whitman
And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death.Walt Whitman
And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.Walt Whitman
And your very flesh shall be a great poem.Walt Whitman
Freedom - to walk free and own no superior.Walt Whitman
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.Walt Whitman
Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?Walt Whitman
He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher.Walt Whitman
Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.Walt Whitman
Here or henceforward it is all the same to me, I accept Time absolutely.Walt Whitman
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.Walt Whitman
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.Walt Whitman
I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.Walt Whitman
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.Walt Whitman
I may be as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.Walt Whitman
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.Walt Whitman
I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences.Walt Whitman
I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God - I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least.Walt Whitman
I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.Walt Whitman
Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.Walt Whitman
Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.Walt Whitman
Nothing can happen more beautiful than death.Walt Whitman
Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.Walt Whitman
Produce great men, the rest follows.Walt Whitman
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.Walt Whitman
The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves.Walt Whitman
The future is no more uncertain than the present.Walt Whitman
The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.Walt Whitman
The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman: if it be a few ragged huts, it is still the greatest city in the whole world.Walt Whitman
The real war will never get in the books.Walt Whitman
There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.Walt Whitman
To have great poets, there must be great audiences.Walt Whitman
Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all.Walt Whitman
We convince by our presence.Walt Whitman
Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman's Popularity
Walt Whitman was a famous American poet, who was born on May 31, 1819. As a person born on this date, Walt Whitman is listed in our database as the 11th most popular celebrity for the day (May 31) and the 2nd most popular for the year (1819).
People born on May 31 fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins. Walt Whitman is the 277th most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to Walt Whitman's birthday, Walt Whitman is the 2201st most famous American.
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