Walt Whitman Quotes

Added On: 17 Apr, 2009
Their manners, speech, dress, friendships -- the freshness and candor of their physiognomy -- the picturesque looseness of their carriage -- their deathless attachment to freedom -- their aversion to anything indecorous or soft or mean -- the practical acknowledgment of the citizens of one state by the citizens of all other states -- the fierceness of their roused resentment -- their curiosity and welcome of novelty -- their self-esteem and wonderful sympathy -- their susceptibility to a slight -- the air they have of persons who never knew how it felt to stand in the presence of superiors -- the fluency of their speech -- their delight in music, a sure symptom of manly tenderness and native elegance of soul -- their good temper and open-handedness -- the terrible significance of their elections, the President's taking off his hat to them, not they to him -- these too are unrhymed poetry. It awaits the gigantic and generous treatment worthy of it.
By: Indu Dhiman
In America Quotes

About Author

Born On
May 31, 1819
Place of Birth
Long Island, New York, U.S.
Died On
March 26, 1892 (aged 72)
Nationality
American
Profession
American poet, essayist