Carl Sandburg (Writer)

#33297 Carl Sandburg

There are some people who can receive a truth by no other way than to have their understanding shocked and insulted. .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about truth
#33298 Carl Sandburg

Yesterday is done. Tomorrow never comes. Today is here. If you don't know what to do, sit still and listen. You may hear something. Nobody knows. We may pull apart the petals of a rose or make chemical analysis of its perfume, but the mystic beauty of its form and odor is still a secret, locked in to where we have no keys. .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about art
#33299 Carl Sandburg

Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen. Every blunder behind us is giving a cheer for us, and only for those who were willing to fail are the dangers and splendors of life. To be a good loser is to learn how to win. I was sure there are ten men in me and I do not know or understand one of them. I could safely declare, I am an idealist. A Parisian cynic says "I believe in nothing. I am looking for clues." My statement would be : I believe in everything — I am only looking for proofs. .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about life
#33300 Carl Sandburg

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

Carl Sandburg Quotes about idea
#33301 Carl Sandburg

Under the summer roses When the flagrant crimson Lurks in the dusk Of the wild red leaves,Love, with little hands, Comes and touches you With a thousand memories, And asks you Beautiful, unanswerable questions. .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about memories
#33302 Carl Sandburg

I am the people — the mob — the crowd — the mass. Do you know that all the great work of the world is done through me? .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about people
#33303 Carl Sandburg

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. .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about sky
#33304 Carl Sandburg

The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over the harbor and city on silent haunches, and then moves on. .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about cat
#33305 Carl Sandburg

Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo. Shovel them under and let me work — I am the grass; I cover all. And pile them high at Gettysburg And pile them high at Ypres and Verdun. Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor: What place is this? Where are we now? .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about work
#33306 Carl Sandburg

I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes. .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about past
#33307 Carl Sandburg

Whenwas shoveled into the tombs, he forgot the copperheads and the assassin... in the dust, in the cool tombs. .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about sin
#33308 Carl Sandburg

Tell me if the lovers are losers... tell me if any get more than the lovers. .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about love
#33309 Carl Sandburg

Lay me on an anvil, O God. Beat me and hammer me into a crowbar. Let me pry loose old walls. Let me lift and loosen old foundations. .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about god
#33310 Carl Sandburg

Drum on your drums, batter on your banjos, sob on the long cool winding saxophones. Go to it, O jazzmen. .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about men
#33311 Carl Sandburg

The Republic is a dream. Nothing happens unless first a dream. .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about dream
#33312 Carl Sandburg

The name of an iron man goes round the world. It takes a long time to forget an iron man. .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about time
#33313 Carl Sandburg

Look out how you use proud words. When you let proud words go, it is not easy to call them back. They wear long boots, hard boots. .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about words
#33314 Carl Sandburg

The little girl saw her first troop parade and asked, "What are those?" "Soldiers." "What are soldiers?" "They are for war. They fight and each tries to kill as many of the other side as he can." The girl held still and studied. "Do you know ... I know something?" "Yes, what is it you know?""Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come." .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about war
#33315 Carl Sandburg

The people will live on. The learning and blundering people will live on. They will be tricked and sold and again sold. And go back to the nourishing earth for rootholds. .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about art
#33316 Carl Sandburg

The people know the salt of the sea and the strength of the winds lashing the corners of the earth. The people take the earth as a tomb of rest and a cradle of hope. Who else speaks for the Family of Man? .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about hope
#33317 Carl Sandburg

Man's life? A candle in the wind, hoar-frost on stone. .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about life
#33318 Carl Sandburg

Man is a long time coming. Man will yet win. Brother may yet line up with brother: This old anvil laughs at many broken hammers.There are men who can't be bought. .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about time
#33320 Carl Sandburg

If she 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. .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about people
#33321 Carl Sandburg

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during a moment. .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about men
#33322 Carl Sandburg

I see America, not in the setting sun of a black night of despair ahead of us, I see America in the crimson light of a rising sun fresh from the burning, creative hand of God. I see great days ahead, great days possible to men and women of will and vision … .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about women
#33323 Carl Sandburg

Time is the coin of your life. You spend it. Do not allow others to spend it for you. .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about life
#33324 Carl Sandburg

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

Carl Sandburg Quotes about solitude
#33325 Carl Sandburg

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

Carl Sandburg Quotes about life
#183401 Carl Sandburg

Nothing happens unless first a dream. .

Carl Sandburg Quotes about dream
#205749 Carl Sandburg

I dont know where Im going, but Im on my way. .

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