Facts about Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti is a famous Poet from USA, he/she is still alive and was born March 24, 1919.

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He/she is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 22 quotes who is written / told by Lawrence.

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Famous quotes by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (22)


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"It's the story of an American who wants to become a dictator and goes to Europe with a sidekick to interview various Fascists to find out how the Nazis and Mussolini got into power"
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"The future of publishing lies with the small and medium-sized presses, because the big publishers in New York are all part of huge conglomerates"
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"We have to raise the consciousness; the only way poets can change the world is to raise the consciousness of the general populace"
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"I'm reading a book about Romaine Brooks, a wonderful painter from early in the last century"
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"I am waiting for them to prove that God is really American"
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"Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he performs above the heads of his audience, the poet, like an acrobat, climbs on rhyme to a high wire of his own making"
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"Anyone who saw Nagasaki would suddenly realize that they'd been kept in the dark by the United States government as to what atomic bombs can do"
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"We were just a one-room bookstore; we didn't have any money for lawyers"
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"The real literary editors have mostly been fired. Those that remain are all "bottom line" editors; everything depends on the money"
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"Everything the Beats stood for was the opposite of the dominant culture today"
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"Don't patronize the chain bookstores. Every time I see some author scheduled to read and sign his books at a chain bookstore, I feel like telling him he's stabbing the independent bookstores in the back"
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"Well, I didn't know how to draw very well back then, in the '40s and '50s"
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"I think if there's a great depression there might be some hope"
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"They were looking for a stable, but we didn't have one. In fact, we weren't very stable ourselves"
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"These are international criminals, and the spineless Democrats are doing nothing about it"
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"No, I didn't become disenchanted. I just couldn't paint like them"
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"It's much easier to consume the visual image than to read something"
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"Freedom of speech is always under attack by Fascist mentality, which exists in all parts of the world, unfortunately"
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"And the Blue Angels are coming back to scare the local population. I remember seeing old Vietnamese women ducking under the benches in Washington Square; they thought they were back in the war"
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"The paintings may communicate even better because people are lazy and they can look at a painting with less effort than they can read a poem"
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"Southern California, where the American Dream came too true"
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"I'd ban all automobiles from the central part of the city. You see, the automobile was just a passing fad. It's got to go. It's got to go a long way from here"


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