Facts about Carl Sandburg

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Summary

Carl Sandburg was a famous Poet from USA, who lived between January 6, 1878 and July 22, 1967. He/she became 89 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac capricorn, who is known for Determination, Dominance, Perservering, Practical, Willful. Our collection contains 62 quotes who is written / told by Carl, under the main topics: Motivational, Poetry, Time.

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Famous quotes by Carl Sandburg (62)


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"To be a good loser is to learn how to win"
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"When I was writing pretty poor poetry, this girl with midnight black hair told me to go on"
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"To work hard, to live hard, to die hard, and then go to hell after all would be too damn hard"
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"The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect"
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"Often I look back and see that I had been many kinds of a fool-and that I had been happy in being this or that kind of fool"
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"I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way"
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"I took to wearing a black tie known as the Ascot, with long drooping ends. I had seen pictures of painters, sculptors, poets, wearing this style of tie"
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"I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life and as soon as I done it I seen it"
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"I have in later years taken to Euclid, Whitehead, Bertrand Russell, in an elemental way"
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"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"
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"Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen"
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"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"
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"There was always the consolation that if I didn't like what I wrote I could throw it away or burn it"
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"The scholars and poets of an earlier time can be read only with a dictionary to help"
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"Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance"
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"I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth"
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"I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future"
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"I knew I would read all kinds of books and try to get at what it is that makes good writers good. But I made no promises that I would write books a lot of people would like to read"
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"I had taken a course in Ethics. I read a thick textbook, heard the class discussions and came out of it saying I hadn't learned a thing I didn't know before about morals and what is right or wrong in human conduct"
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"I decided I would go to Chicago and try my luck as a writer after those eight months as a fireman"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance"
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"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you"
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"Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away"
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"My room for books and study or for sitting and thinking about nothing in particular to see what would happen was at the end of a hall"
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"Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder"
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"I stayed away from mathematics not so much because I knew it would be hard work as because of the amount of time I knew it would take, hours spent in a field where I was not a natural"
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"I learned you can't trust the judgment of good friends"
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"I have often wondered what it is an old building can do to you when you happen to know a little about things that went on long ago in that building"
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"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"
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"All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure"
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"A man may be born, but in order to be born he must first die, and in order to die he must first awake"
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"A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man"
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"There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud"
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"The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring"
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"Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during the moment"
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"Nothing happens unless first we dream"
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"I had been keeping an off eye on the advertising field, thinking I might become an idea man and a copywriter"
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"I couldn't see myself filling some definite niche in what is called a career. This was all misty"
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"I can remember only a few of the strange and curious words now dead but living and spoken by the English people a thousand years ago"
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"Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes"
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"There have been as many varieties of socialists as there are wild birds that fly in the woods and sometimes go up and on through the clouds"
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"Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me"
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"Calling it off comes easy enough if you haven't told the girl you are smitten with her"
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"We don't have to think up a title till we get the doggone book written"
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"One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude"
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"All politicians should have 3 hats - one to throw into the ring, one to talk through, and one to pull rabbits out of if elected"
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"Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come"
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"Love your neighbor as yourself; but don't take down the fence"
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"I make it clear why I write as I do and why other poets write as they do. After hundreds of experiments I decided to go my own way in style and see what would happen"
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"I fell in love, not deep, but I fell several times and then fell out"
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"I am an idealist. I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way"
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"A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected"
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"We had two grand antique professors who had been teaching at Lombard since before I was born"
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"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you"
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"There are 10 men in me and I do not know or understand one of them"
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"Ordering a man to write a poem is like commanding a pregnant woman to give birth to a red-headed child"
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"I wrote poems in my corner of the Brooks Street station. I sent them to two editors who rejected them right off. I read those letters of rejection years later and I agreed with those editors"
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"I have become infected, now that I see how beautifully a book is coming out of all this"
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"I doubt if you can have a truly wild party without liquor"
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"A baby is God's opinion that life should go on"


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