Allen Ginsberg - Quotes

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Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.

Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.

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.

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.

Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture. ---->>>

The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction. ---->>>

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.

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 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. ---->>>

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked. ---->>>

The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That's what poetry does.

The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That's what poetry does.

America, I've given you all and now I'm nothing. ---->>>

Poets are Damned... but See with the Eyes of Angels. ---->>>

I think it was when I ran into Kerouac and Burroughs - when I was 17 - that I realized I was talking through an empty skull... I wasn't thinking my own thoughts or saying my own thoughts. ---->>>

Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa! ---->>>

America, how can I write a holy litany in your silly mood? ---->>>

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. ---->>>

My own experience is that a certain kind of genius among students is best brought out in bed. ---->>>

I want people to bow as they see me and say he is gifted with poetry, he has seen the presence of the creator.

I want people to bow as they see me and say he is gifted with poetry, he has seen the presence of the creator.

America I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel. ---->>>

Ultimately Warhol's private moral reference was to the supreme kitsch of the Catholic church. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 06-03, 1926
Birthplace:
Die: 04-05, 1997
Occupation: Poet
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Irwin Allen Ginsberg (; June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American poet of Jewish origin, and one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the counterculture that soon would follow. He vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism and sexual repression and was known as embodying various aspects of this counterculture, such as his views on drugs, hostility to bureaucracy and openness to Eastern religions (wikipedia)