Carl Sandburg Quotes

Carl Sandburg Quotes

Carl Sandburg was a prominent American writer, editor and poet who bagged in three ‘Pulitzer Prizes’, one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln and two for his poetries.For those who might not know, Carl Sandburg (January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967) is an important figure in American contemporary literature, and he hailed from right here in the Windy City.Some of his notable works include ‘Smoke And Steel’, ‘Potato Face’, ‘Good Morning, America’, ‘Chicago Poems’ and ‘Cornhuskers’ amongst others.

Inspiring Quotes By Carl Sandburg

“The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.”

“Love your neighbor as yourself; but don’t take down the fence.”

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

“Nothing happens unless first we dream.”
— Carl Sandburg

 

“I doubt if you can have a truly wild party without liquor.”

“A man may be born, but in order to be born he must first die, and in order to die he must first awake.”

“Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.”
— Carl Sandburg

“Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.”

“I’m either going to be a writer or a bum.”

“I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”
— Carl Sandburg

“Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.”

“By night the skyscraper looms in the smoke and the stars and has a soul.”

“Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.”
— Carl Sandburg

“In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.”
— Carl Sandburg

 

Carl Sandburg Quotes and Sayings

“Nothing happens unless first a dream.

“Here is the difference between Dante, Milton, and me. They wrote about hell and never saw the place. I wrote about Chicago after looking the town over for years and years.”

“Time is the coin of your life. You spend it. Do not allow others to spend it for you.”
— 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 big shoulders.”

“Arithmetic is numbers you squeeze from your head to your hand to your pencil to your paper till you get the answer.”
— Carl Sandburg

“Here I saw a city rise and say to the peoples round world: Listen, I am strong, I know what I want.”

“When I was writing pretty poor poetry, this girl with midnight black hair told me to go on.”
— Carl Sandburg

“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.”
— Carl Sandburg

“Beware of advice – even this.”

“Nothing happens unless we first dream.”

 

 

 

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