Allen Ginsberg Quotes


15 Allen Ginsberg quotes:



"Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does."
"Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture."
"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather Boa!"
"Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness."
"My own experience is that a certain kind of genius among students is best brought out in bed."
"The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction."
"The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That's what poetry does."
"Fortunately art is a community effort - a small but select community living in a spiritualized world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh."
"The fact to which we have got to cling, as to a lifebelt, is that it is possible to be a normal decent person and yet be fully alive."
"Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private."
"I want people to bow as they see me and say he is gifted with poetry, he has seen the presence of the creator."
"It isn't enough for your heart to break because everybody's heart is broken now."
"I heard 'Hard Rain' and wept,"
Author: Ginsberg Quotes Category: Hard Quotes
"I have a new method of poetry. All you got to do is look over your notebooks... or lay down on a couch, and think of anything that comes into your head, especially the miseries. Then arrange in lines of two, three or four words each, don't bother about sentences, in sections of two, three or four lines each."
Author: Ginsberg Quotes Category: Poet Quotes
"I have a new method of poetry. All you got to do is look over your notebooks... And think of anything that comes into your head, especially the miseries... Then arrange in lines of two, three or four words each, don't bother about sentences ..."
Author: Ginsberg Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes



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