Carl Sandburg Quotes (36 quotations)

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1. A baby is God's opinion that life should go on. - Carl Sandburg

2. A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on. - Carl Sandburg

3. A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man. - Carl Sandburg

4. A man may be born, but in order to be born he must first die, and in order to die he must first awake. - Carl Sandburg

5. All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure. - Carl Sandburg

6. And how should a beautiful, ignorant stream of water know it heads for an early release - out across the desert, running toward the Gulf, below sea level, to murmur its lullaby, and see the Imperial Valley rise out of burning sand with cotton blossoms, wheat, watermelons, roses, how should it know? - Carl Sandburg

7. 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. - Carl Sandburg

8. Arithmetic is numbers you squeeze from your head to your hand to your pencil to your paper until you get the right answer. - Carl Sandburg

9. Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky - or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time. - Carl Sandburg

10. I feel like I'm drowning. Every night, I'm carrying home loads of things to read but I'm too exhausted. I keep clipping things and Xeroxing them and planning to read them eventually, but I just end up throwing it all away and feeling guilty. - Carl Sandburg

11. I have always felt that a woman has the right to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity until, perhaps, she passes into the realm of over ninety. Then it is better she be candid with herself and with the world. - Carl Sandburg

12. 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

13. I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes. - Carl Sandburg

14. I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth. - Carl Sandburg

15. If America 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

16. I'm an idealist: I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way. - Carl Sandburg

17. In activity we must find our joy as well as glory; and labor, like everything else that is good, is its own reward. - Carl Sandburg

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

19. I've written some poetry I don't understand myself. - Carl Sandburg

20. Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by. - Carl Sandburg

21. Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder. - Carl Sandburg

22. Nothing happens unless first a dream. - Carl Sandburg

23. Nothing happens unless first we dream. - Carl Sandburg

24. Poetry is a packsack of invisible keepsakes. - Carl Sandburg

25. Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. - Carl Sandburg

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