Lawrence Ferlinghetti Quotes & Sayings

22 most famous Lawrence Ferlinghetti quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He's a 98 year old American poet born on Mar 24, 1919.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Quotes
“I think if there's a great depression there might be some hope.”
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Quotes
“Freedom of speech is always under attack by Fascist mentality, which exists in all parts of the world, unfortunately.”
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Quotes
“Southern California, where the American Dream came too true.”
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Quotes
“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 do.”
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Quotes
“It's much easier to consume the visual image than to read something.”
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Quotes
“I am waiting for them to prove that God is really American.”
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Quotes
“Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he performs above the heads of his audience, the poet, like an acrobat, climbs on rhyme to a high wire of his own making.”
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Quotes
“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 telling him he's stabbing the independent bookstores in the back.”
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Quotes
“Everything the Beats stood for was the opposite of the dominant culture today.”
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Quotes
“We were just a one-room bookstore; we didn't have any money for lawyers.”

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