Walt Whitman was born 31 May 1819, and died 26 March 1892
- A writer can do nothing for men more necessary, satisfying, than just simply to reveal to them the infinite possibility of their own souls.
- The future is no more uncertain than the present.
- Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
- What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.
- The art of art, the glory of expression, and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
- The secret of it all, is to write in the gush, the throb, the flood, of the moment – to put things down without deliberation – without worrying about their style – without waiting for a fit time or place. I always worked that way. I took the first scrap of paper, the first doorstep, the first desk, and wrote – wrote, wrote…By writing at the instant the very heartbeat of life is caught.
- Be curious, not judgemental.
Whitman was an American poet, essayist and journalist. As a humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism. Whitman, known as one of the most influential American poets, is often called the father of free verse.
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