E.E. Cummings quotes

E.E. Cummings photo
207   17

E.E. Cummings

Birthdate: 14. October 1894
Date of death: 3. September 1962

Edward Estlin "E. E." Cummings , often styled as e e cummings, as he sometimes signed his name, was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. He wrote approximately 2,900 poems; two autobiographical novels; four plays and several essays. He is remembered as an eminent voice of 20th century English-language literature.

Works

1 × 1
E.E. Cummings
Him
E.E. Cummings
Tulips and Chimneys
Tulips and Chimneys
E.E. Cummings
EIMI
E.E. Cummings
The Enormous Room
The Enormous Room
E.E. Cummings

„There are certain things in which one is unable to believe for the simple reason that he never ceases to feel them.“

—  E.E. Cummings

Foreword
is 5 (1926)
Context: There are certain things in which one is unable to believe for the simple reason that he never ceases to feel them. Things of this sort— things which are always inside of us and in fact are us and which consequently will not be pushed off or away where we can begin thinking about them— are no longer things; they, and the us which they are, equals A Verb; an IS.

„Simple people, people who don't exist, prefer things which don't exist,simple things.“

—  E.E. Cummings

"Foreword to an Exhibit: I" (1944)
Context: Simple people, people who don't exist, prefer things which don't exist, simple things.
"Good" and "bad" are simple things. You bomb me = "bad." I bomb you = "good." Simple people(who, incidentally, run this socalled world)know this(they know everything)whereas complex people—people who feel something—are very, very ignorant and really don't know anything.

Help us translate English quotes

Discover interesting quotes and translate them.

Start translating

„Simple people, people who don't exist, prefer things which don't exist, simple things.
"Good" and "bad" are simple things. You bomb me = "bad." I bomb you = "good."“

—  E.E. Cummings

Simple people(who,incidentally,run this socalled world)know this(they know everything)whereas complex people—people who feel something—are very,very ignorant and really don't know anything.
"Foreword to an Exhibit: I" (1944)

Similar authors

Robert Frost photo
Robert Frost260
American poet
Allen Ginsberg photo
Allen Ginsberg76
American poet
Maya Angelou photo
Maya Angelou246
American author and poet
Christopher Morley photo
Christopher Morley30
American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet
Ezra Pound photo
Ezra Pound67
American Imagist poet and critic
Guillaume Apollinaire photo
Guillaume Apollinaire28
French poet
Joseph Brodsky photo
Joseph Brodsky17
Russian and American poet and Nobel Prize for Literature la…
Giorgos Seferis photo
Giorgos Seferis2
Greek poet and diplomat
Juan Ramón Jimenéz photo
Juan Ramón Jimenéz18
Spanish poet
Rainer Maria Rilke photo
Rainer Maria Rilke175
Austrian poet and writer
Today anniversaries
George Raymond Richard Martin photo
George Raymond Richard Martin34
American writer, screenwriter and television producer 1948
Sophia Loren photo
Sophia Loren32
Italian actress 1934
Annie Besant photo
Annie Besant85
British socialist, theosophist, women's rights activist, wr… 1847 - 1933
Upton Sinclair photo
Upton Sinclair50
American novelist, writer, journalist, political activist 1878 - 1968
Another 57 today anniversaries
Similar authors
Robert Frost photo
Robert Frost260
American poet
Allen Ginsberg photo
Allen Ginsberg76
American poet
Maya Angelou photo
Maya Angelou246
American author and poet
Christopher Morley photo
Christopher Morley30
American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet
Ezra Pound photo
Ezra Pound67
American Imagist poet and critic