Find the best quotes by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Well, I didn’t know how to draw very well back then, in the ’40s and ’50s.
The paintings may communicate even better because people are lazy and they can look at a painting with less effort than they can read a…
They were looking for a stable, but we didn’t have one. In fact, we weren’t very stable ourselves.
The future of publishing lies with the small and medium-sized presses, because the big publishers in New York are all part of huge conglomerates.
No, I didn’t become disenchanted. I just couldn’t paint like them.
The real literary editors have mostly been fired. Those that remain are all ‘bottom line’ editors; everything depends on the money.
We were just a one-room bookstore; we didn’t have any money for lawyers.
Everything the Beats stood for was the opposite of the dominant culture today.
I am waiting for them to prove that God is really American.
We have to raise the consciousness; the only way poets can change the world is to raise the consciousness of the general populace.
It’s the story of an American who wants to become a dictator and goes to Europe with a sidekick to interview various Fascists to find…
I’d ban all automobiles from the central part of the city. You see, the automobile was just a passing fad. It’s got to go. It’s…
These are international criminals, and the spineless Democrats are doing nothing about it.
And the Blue Angels are coming back to scare the local population. I remember seeing old Vietnamese women ducking under the benches in Washington Square;…
It’s much easier to consume the visual image than to read something.
I’m reading a book about Romaine Brooks, a wonderful painter from early in the last century.
Anyone who saw Nagasaki would suddenly realize that they’d been kept in the dark by the United States government as to what atomic bombs can…
Don’t patronize the chain bookstores. Every time I see some author scheduled to read and sign his books at a chain bookstore, I feel like…
Southern California, where the American Dream came too true.
I think if there’s a great depression there might be some hope.
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