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Carl Sandburg

1878-1967. American poet, historian, novelist and folklorist.

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I have written some poetry that I don't understand myself.

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Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.

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The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.

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Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.

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Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the sky.

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I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.

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Nothing happens unless first a dream.

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I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life and as soon as I done it I seen it.

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I am an idealist. I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.

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The greatest cunning is to have none at all.

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