Walt Whitman

«I have said that the soul is not more than the body,»

Walt Whitman


«Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road.»

Walt Whitman


«I believe in the flesh and the appetites;»

Walt Whitman


«A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.»

Walt Whitman


«You must not know too much or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and watercraft; a certain free-margin , or even vagueness - ignorance, credulity - helps your enjoyment of these things.»

Walt Whitman


«Peace is always beautiful.»

Walt Whitman


«I act as the tongue of you,»

Walt Whitman


«I am larger, better than I thought; I did not know I held so much goodness.»

Walt Whitman


«To drive free, to love free, to court destruction with taunts. One brief house of madness and joy!»

Walt Whitman


«Stop this day and night with me and you shall possess the origin of all poems,»

Walt Whitman


«TO the States or any one of them, or any city of the States, Resist much, obey little,»

Walt Whitman


«A child said What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands;»

Walt Whitman


«WE two boys together clinging,»

Walt Whitman


«Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light over this world can alone help us.»

Walt Whitman


«Here the frailest leaves of me and yet my strongest lasting, Here I shade and hide my thoughts, I myself do not expose them, And yet they expose me more than all my other poems»

Walt Whitman


«And now it [grass] seems to me the beautiful uncut hair of graves,»

Walt Whitman


«When I heard the learn’d astronomer;»

Walt Whitman


«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


«All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses,»

Walt Whitman


«For we cannot tarry here,»

Walt Whitman


«I visit the orchards of God and look at the spheric product»

Walt Whitman


«Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?»

Walt Whitman


«To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.»

Walt Whitman


«Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.»

Walt Whitman


«Why should I be afraid to trust myself to you? I am not afraid, I have been well brought forward by you...»

Walt Whitman


«re-examine all you have been told in school or church or in any book, and dismiss whatever insults your own soul; and your very flesh shall be a great poem, and have the richest fluency, not only in its words, but in the silent lines of its lips and face, and between the lashes of your eyes, and in every motion and joint of your body.»

Walt Whitman


«Argue not concerning God,…re-examine all that you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul…»

Walt Whitman


«I tramp a perpetual journey.»

Walt Whitman


«I believe in you my soul, the other I am must not abase itself to you,»

Walt Whitman


«I depart as air, I shake my white locks at the runway sun, I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love. If you want me again look for me under your boot soles. You will hardly know who I am or what I mean. Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged, missing me one place search another, I stop somewhere waiting for you»

Walt Whitman