Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

e. e. cummings, fully Edward Estlin Cummings

American Poet, Painter, Essayist, Author and Playwright

"To be nobody-but-myself - in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting."

"It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are. "

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. "

"Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination. "

"Nothing recedes like progress."