Walt Whitman Quotes


Type: Poet, essayist, and journalist

Born: May 31, 1819

Died: March 26, 1892

Walter "Walt" Whitman 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 very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection "Leaves of Grass", which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.

Walt Whitman Famous Truth Quotes

Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.

Truth, Soul

Walt Whitman Quotes About Death

Copulation is no more foul to me than death is.

Death, Sex

Walt Whitman Famous Poetry Quotes

Resist much, obey little.


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