A list of the best Walt Whitman quotes of all time

A list of the best Walt Whitman quotes of all time

A list of the best Walt Whitman quotes of all time
Walter "Walt" Whitman was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. via: Wikipedia


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  • “A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Answer That you are here—that life exists and identity, That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Be curious, not judgmental.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Camerado, I give you my hand, I give you my love more precious than money, I give you myself before preaching or law; Will you give me yourself?” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Do anything, but let it produce joy.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large — I contain multitudes.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Either define the moment or the moment will define you.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Failing to fetch me at first, keep encouraged. Missing me one place, search another. I stop somewhere waiting for you.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “God is a mean-spirited, pugnacious bully bent on revenge against His children for failing to live up to his impossible standards.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Here or henceforward it is all the same to me, I accept Time absolutely.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “I am for those who believe in loose delights, I share the midnight orgies of young men, I dance with the dancers and drink with the drinkers.” — walt whitman quotes

 

“I am large, I contain multitudes” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “I celebrate myself, and sing myself.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “I celebrate myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake.” — walt whitman quotes 

 

  • “I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “I dote on myself, there is that lot of me and all so luscious.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “I exist as I am, that is enough.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “I have learned that to be with those I like is enough” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “I have said that the soul is not more than the body, And I have said that the body is not more than the soul, And nothing, not God, is greater to one than one's self is.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “I send no agent or medium, offer no representative of value” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “If any thing is sacred the human body is sacred.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Judging from the main portion of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Lack one lacks both, and the unseen is proved by the seen, Till that becomes unseen and receives proof in its turn.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Let that which stood in front go behind, let that which was behind advance to the front, let bigots, fools, unclean persons, offer new propositions, let the old propositions be postponed.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Nothing can happen more beautiful than death.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Nothing endures but personal qualities.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light over this world can alone help us.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Press close bare-bosomed night — press close magnetic nourishing night! Night of south winds! night of the large few stars! Still nodding night! mad naked summer night.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Produce great men, the rest follows.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Resist much, obey little.” — walt whitman quotes


 

  • “Seasons pursuing each other the indescribable crowd is gathered, it is the fourth of Seventh-month, (what salutes of cannon and small arms!)” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Some people are so much sunshine to the square inch.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “That the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “That you are here—that life exists, and identity; ” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.” — walt whitman quotes 

 

  • “The beautiful uncut hair of graves.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “The Past — the dark unfathomed retrospect! The teeming gulf –the sleepers and the shadows! The past! the infinite greatness of the past! For what is the present after all but a growth out of the past?” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “The poet judges not as a judge judges but as the sun falling around a helpless thing.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “These are the days that must happen to you.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “This day before dawn I ascended a hill and looked at the crowded heaven.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “We were together. I forget the rest.” — walt whitman quotes


 

  • “What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.” — walt whitman quotes

 

  • “Youth, large, lusty, loving — Youth, full of grace, force, fascination. Do you know that Old Age may come after you with equal grace, force, fascination?” — walt whitman quotes

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