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Walt Whitman Leaves Of Grass Quotes - Whitman Quotes

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Walt Whitman Leaves Of Grass Quotes - Whitman Quotes:

Walter "Walt" Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.

Below are 12 Walt Whitman quotes - Leaves of grass quotes. Let's enjoy!


 Walt Whitman Leaves Of Grass Quotes

1. Touch me, touch the palm of your hand to my body as I pass,

Be not afraid of my body.

― Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass


2. The sum of all known value and respect, I add up in you, whoever you are.

― Walt Whitman


3. I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.

― Walt Whitman


4. Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me?

And why should I not speak to you?

― Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass


5. I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable,

I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.

― Walt Whitman


6. As soon as histories are properly told there is no more need of romances.

― Walt Whitman


7. I celebrate myself, and sing myself, 

And what I assume you shall assume,

For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

― Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass


8. All beauty comes from beautiful blood and a beautiful brain. If the greatnesses are in conjunction in a man or woman it is enough…the fact will prevail through the universe…but the gaggery and gilt of a million years will not prevail.

― Walt Whitman


9. There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.

― Walt Whitman


10. Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.

― Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass


11. I am satisfied ... I see, dance, laugh, sing.

― Walt Whitman


12. I never see that man without feeling that he is one to become personally attach'd to, for his combination of purest, heartiest tenderness, and native western form of manliness.

― Walt Whitman


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