- Name: Carl Sandburg
- Born: 01/06/1878
- Died: 07/22/1967 (89 years old)
- Occupation: Journalist, author
Carl August Sandburg (January 6, 1878 ? July 22, 1967) was an American poet, biographer, journalist, and editor. He won three Pulitzer Prizes: two for his poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. During his lifetime, Sandburg was widely regarded as “a major figure in contemporary literature”, especially for volumes of his collected verse, including Chicago Poems (1916), Cornhuskers (1918), and Smoke and Steel (1920). He enjoyed “unrivaled appeal as a poet in his day, perhaps because the breadth of his experiences connected him with so many strands of American life”, and at his death in 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson observed that “Carl Sandburg was more than the voice of America, more than the poet of its strength and genius. He was America.”
Birth Name: Carl August Sandberg
School: Lombard College (non-graduate)
Birth Place: Galesburg, Illinois, U.S.
Death Place: Flat Rock, North Carolina, U.S.
Carl Sandburg quotes :
Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me.Carl Sandburg
I have always felt that a woman has the right to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity until, perhaps, she passes into the realm of over ninety. Then it is better she be candid with herself and with the world.Carl Sandburg
Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.Carl Sandburg
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.Carl Sandburg