The best Quotes by Walt Whitman

The best Quotes by Walt Whitman

Walter Whitman Jr. (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist.

Simplicity is the glory of expression.
Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance.
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Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
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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.
If you done it, it ain't bragging.
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Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.
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This is why you never go to New Jersey!
The results of a new study are out this week saying that New Jersey is one of the most livable states in the country. The study has a margin of error of 100 percent.
Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse, we gotta go to Jersey.
Hulk in What If…? - Season 1 Episode 4
I feel like if you're in Jersey, you have to be a Jersey Devils fan. Anybody born within the confines of the border of the state of New Jersey, I feel, should be a Jersey Devils fan.
The state of New Jersey is really two places - terrible cities and wonderful suburbs. I live in the suburbs, the final battleground of the American dream, where people get married and have kids and try to scratch out a happy life for themselves. It's very romantic in that way, but a bit naive. I like to play with that in my work.
Los Angeles traffic is just the worst thing in the world. It throws off timing so much. However, it's always warm and sunny. New Jersey has absolutely terrible weather, but the environment is really homey and chill.
Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back!
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If citizens followed their leaders' example throughout history, the human race would have died out centuries ago.
Heather Brewer in Vladimir Tod - Ninth Grade Slays
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Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.
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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
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Hope is like the sun. If you only believe in it when you can see it, you'll never make it through the night.
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Whoever said happines comes with sunshine, has never danced in the rain!
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Eternal sunshine creates deserts.
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My sun sets to rise again.
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Don't depend too much on anyone in this world, because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness.
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Shadow and light are two sides of the same coin, one cannot exist without the other.
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Shadows cannot see themselves in the mirror of the sun.
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Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.
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Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
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Nothing's gonna save our lifes, so... we're breathing borrowed air.
Will Newman in Five Feet Apart
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I think the thing to do is enjoy the ride while you're on it.
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You see things; and you say 'Why?"
But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?"
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If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.
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This is America. Anyone can eat what they want, as long as they eat too much.
Homer Simpson in The Simpsons - Season 24 Episode 5
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
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We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.
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Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.
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Our fingerprints don't fade from the lifes of those we touch.
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You can exist without your soul, you know, as long as your brain and heart are still working. But you’ll have no sense of self anymore, no memory, no... anything. There's no chance at all of recovery. You'll just exist. As an empty shell.
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Some people carry a big bonfire in their souls, without having anyone to enjoy it.
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Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
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Lies are comforting. Truth is painful.
Truth never wins, but its enemies cease to exist.
Plato is my friend; Aristotle is my friend, but my greatest friend is truth.
Which is worse: A lie that draws a smile or a truth that draws a tear?
Bryan Bedford in Miracle on 34th Street
What do you call a deer wearing an explosive belt?
Bombi
A director will always tell you, when you go in to do a scene, "You go as big as you want, and I'll tell you when to come down." And I found that on "Shameless", you can't follow that rule because they will never tell you to come down. So, I've had to find my own balance with when it makes sense to get this upset or angry.

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