- Name: Walt Whitman
- Born: 05/31/1819
- Died: 03/26/1892 (72 years old)
- Occupation: Poet, essayist, journalist
Walt Whitman (//; May 31, 1819– March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sensuality. Whitman’s own life came under scrutiny for his presumed homosexuality.
Birth Name: Walter Whitman
Birth Place: West Hills, New York, U.S.
Death Place: Camden, New Jersey, U.S.
Walt Whitman quotes :
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.Walt Whitman
I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences.Walt Whitman
The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.Walt Whitman
Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.Walt Whitman
After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains.Walt Whitman
I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God - I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least.Walt Whitman
Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?Walt Whitman
The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman: if it be a few ragged huts, it is still the greatest city in the whole world.Walt Whitman
Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.Walt Whitman