E E Cummings Quotes

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Erich Segal
“Her handwriting was curious — small sharp little letters with no capitals (who did she think she was, e. e. cummings?).”
Erich Segal, Love Story

E.E. Cummings
“pity this busy monster, manunkind'
pity this busy monster, manunkind,

not. Progress is a comfortable disease:
your victim (death and life safely beyond)

plays with the bigness of his littleness
--- electrons deify one razorblade
into a mountainrange; lenses extend
unwish through curving wherewhen till unwish
returns on its unself.
A world of made
is not a world of born --- pity poor flesh

and trees, poor stars and stones, but never this
fine specimen of hypermagical

ultraomnipotence. We doctors know

a hopeless case if --- listen: there's a hell
of a good universe next door; let's go”
E.E. Cummings

E.E. Cummings
“I was too tired to think. I merely felt the town as a unique unreality. What was it? I knew -- the moon's picture of a town. These streets with their houses did not exist, they were but a ludicrous projection of the moon's sumptuous personality. This was a city of Pretend, created by the hypnotism of moonnight. -- Yet when I examined the moon she too seemed but a painting of a moon and the sky in which she lived a fragile echo of color. If I blew hard the whole shy mechanism would collapse gently with a neat soundless crash. I must not, or lose all.”
E.E. Cummings, The Enormous Room

E.E. Cummings
“because it's


dare to do people

(& not
the other way

round)because it

's A

Lives lead their own


of everybodyelse's)but

what's wholly
marvellous my


is that you &
i are more than you

& i(be


e It's we)”
E.E. Cummings

E.E. Cummings
“a pretty girl, who naked is
is worth a million statues”
E.E. Cummings, Complete Poems, 1913-1962

E.E. Cummings
“You are my sun, my moon, and all of my stars.”
E E Cummings

E.E. Cummings
“no time ago
or else a life
walking in the dark
i met christ
jesus)my heart
flopped over
and lay still
while he passed(as

close as i’m to you
yes closer
made of nothing
except loneliness.”
E E Cummings