Lawrence Ferlinghetti Quotes

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Quotes: We'd like to just write nothing but lyric poetry. The trouble is, the individual is going along intent on his own personal gratifications and love affairs and financial affairs and everything else. But loping alongside him is this fascist lout who keeps trying to take over. And if you keep ignoring him, he gets bigger and bigger, so every once in a while the free individual has to turn away from his private pursuits and give this fascist lout a few clouts, and beat him down to size.
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti Quote: Recipe For Happiness Khaborovsk Or Anyplace' One grand boulevard with trees with one grand cafe in sun with strong black coffee in very small cups. One not necessarily very beautiful man or woman who loves you. One fine day.
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Quotes about Lawrence Ferlinghetti: In Plato's republic, poets were considered subversive, a danger to the republic. I kind of relish that role. So I see my present role as a gadfly, to use my soapbox to promote my various ideas and obsesions.
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Quote about Lawrence Ferlinghetti: Communism wasn't a word that I thought of when I went to Cuba. The original Fidelistas were not Communists. They were graduate students at the university and law students. After the Fidelistas took over, they went to Washington and tried to get support from the U.S. government, which turned them down. They were in a desperate political and economic situation, so they took the offer from the Soviet Union. Communism was a matter of necessity.
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti Sayings: The real literary editors have mostly been fired. Those that remain are all 'bottom line' editors; everything depends on the money.
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti Saying: In Goya's greatest scenes we seem to seethe people of the worldexactly at the moment whenthey first attained the title of'suffering humanity
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Sayings about Lawrence Ferlinghetti: To say one is revolutionary is a little like saying one is a Zen Buddhist - if you say you are, you probably aren't.
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