Quotations by Allen Ginsberg

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"America I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel."
"I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked."
"It isn't enough for your heart to break because everybody's heart is broken now."
"My own experience is that a certain kind of genius among students is best brought out in bed."
"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"
"The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That's what poetry does."    



Irwin Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American poet and one of the leading figures of the Beat Generation in the 1950s. Ginsberg is best known for his epic poem "Howl", in which he celebrated his fellow "angel-headed hipsters" and harshly denounced what he saw as the destructive forces of capitalism and conformity in the United States. [...]

« Last Edit: 02 Sep, 2011, 12:43:58 by Frederique »
I can live everywhere in the world, but it must be near an airport -and a pharmacy, I would add.

Δεν είναι ο ύπνος της λογικής που γεννάει τέρατα, αλλά ο άγρυπνος ορθολογισμός που πάσχει από αϋπνίες.


 

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