E E Cummings Love Quotes and Sayings
#1 dive for dreams
1. trust your heart
if the seas catch fire
(and live by love
though the stars walk backward)
#2 91, 95 poems, 1958
2. lovers alone wear sunlight
#3 86, 100 Selected Poems, 1959
3. lovers go and lovers come
but any two are perfectly
alone there’s nobody else alive
—do lovers love?why then to heaven with hell.
Whatever sages say and fools, all’s well
#4 83, 100 Selected Poems, 1959
4. love is a deeper season
my sweet one
(and april’s where we’re)
#5 silently if,out of not knowable
5. yours is the light by which my spirit’s born:
yours is the darkness of my soul’s return
—you are my sun,my moon,and all my stars
#6 i love you much(most beautiful darling)
6. i love you much(most beautiful darling)
more than anyone on the earth and i
like you better than everything in the sky
#7 i carry your heart with me
7. i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
#8 being to timelessness as it’s to time
8. love is the voice under all silences,
the hope which has no opposite in fear;
the strength so strong mere force is feebleness:
the truth more first than sun more last than star
Excerpt from Wikipedia: Edward Estlin “E.E.” Cummings (October 14, 1894 — September 3, 1962) was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. His body of work encompasses approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays and several essays, as well as numerous drawings and paintings. He is remembered as an eminent voice of 20th century poetry.
Sayings by E. E. Cummings
#1 54, 100 Selected Poems, 1959
1. I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing
than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance
#2 I: Six Nonlectures, Harvard University Press, 1953
2. …and remember one thing only: that it’s you–nobody else–who determine your destiny and decide your fate. Nobody else can be alive for you; nor can you be alive for anybody else.
#3-4 A Miscellany (Revised), edited by George James Firmage
3. Ignorant people really must be educated; that is, they must be made to stop feeling something, and compelled to begin knowing or measuring everything. Then (then only) they won’t threaten the very nonexistence of what all simple people call civilization.
4. Very luckily for you and me, the uncivilized sun mysteriously shines on “good” and “bad” alike. He is an artist.
#5-10 Statements on Poetry by e e cummings [S]
5. it’s no use trying to pretend that mostpeople and ourselves are alike. Mostpeople have less in common with ourselves than the squarerootofminusone. You and I are human beings:mostpeople are snobs.
6. Life,for eternal us,is now;and now is much too busy being a little more than everything to seem anything,catastrophic included.
7. A poet is somebody who feels, and who expresses his feeling through words.
8. …whenever you think or you believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself.
9. To be nobody-but-yourself—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.
10. And so my advice to all young people who wish to become poets is: do something easy, like learning how to blow up the world-unless you’re not only willing, but glad, to feel and work and fight till you die.
Does this sound dismal? It isn’t.
It’s the most wonderful life on earth.
Or so I feel.
Unsourced E. E. Cummings Quotes
1. It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
2. The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
3. We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.