Allen Ginsberg Quotes

Poets rather than fundamentalist betrayers of the spirit will win the world, because the planet needs imagination, the avant-garde spirit of poetry to survive.

There is nothing to be learned from history anymore. We’re in science fiction now.

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix; angel-headed hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night.

No monster vibration, no snake universe hallucinations. Many tiny jewelled violet flowers along the path of a living brook that looked like Blake’s illustration for a canal in grassy Eden : huge Pacific watery shore, Orlovsky dancing naked like Shiva long-haired before giant green waves, titanic cliffs that Wordsworth mentioned in his own Sublime, great […]

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