50+ Best E. E. Cummings Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Edward Estlin “E. E.” Cummings, often styled as e e cummings, as he is attributed in many of his published works, was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. Profoundly inspirational E. E. Cummings quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous E. E. Cummings Quotes

Private property began the instant somebody had a mind of his own.

Lady, I will touch you with my mind.

To like an individual because he’s black is just as insulting as to dislike him because he isn’t white.

I fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) I want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)

Nothing recedes like progress.

Simple people, people who don’t exist, prefer things which don’t exist, simple things.

When man determined to destroy himself he picked the was of shall and finding only why smashed it into because.

A politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man.

The eyes of my eyes are opened.

Dog hates mouse and worships cat, mouse despises cat and hates dog, cat hates no one and loves mouse.

Most people are perfectly afraid of silence.

The voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses.

Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.

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

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

Inspirational E. E. Cummings Quotes

I shall imagine life is not worth dying, if (and when) roses complain their beauties are in vain

Very luckily for you and me, the uncivilized sun mysteriously shines on ‘good’ and ‘bad’ alike.

It may take two people to make a really beautiful mistake.

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart).

Unless you love someone, nothing else makes sense.

I love you much most beautiful darling more than anyone on the earth and I like you better than everything in the sky.

We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust.

Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear;

Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.

Only by you my heart always moves.

Before leaving my room I turn, and (stooping through the morning) kiss this pillow, dear where our heads lived and were.

Love is a place & through this place of love move (with brightness of peace) all places yes is a world & in this world of yes live (skillfully curled) all worlds.

Humanity I love you because when you’re hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink.

Be of love a little more careful than of anything.

Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: – you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.

Love being such, or such, the normal corners of your heart will never guess how much my wonderful jealousy is dark.

I spill my bright incalculable soul.

Top E. E. Cummings Quotes

It’s spring when the world is puddle-wonderful.

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.

Ye! the godless are the dull and the dull are the damned.

I don’t like the memories because the tears come easily.

I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.

I have never loved you dear as now I love…

When Souls are outlawed, Hearts are sick, Hearts being sick, Minds nothing can.

Here life is, moves; faintly. A wrist. The faint throb of blood, precise, miraculous… And they talk of dying!

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move.

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it’s always ourselves we find in the sea.

Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.

The Symbol of all Art is the Prism.

To be nobody but yourself 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.

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