Allen Ginsberg Quotes

Who was Allen Ginsberg?

Irwin Allen Ginsberg was an American poet and writer from the Beat Generation, together with Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs.

Born June 3, 1926
Died April 5, 1997
Aged 70 years old

Books by Allen Ginsberg

Best 12 Quotes by Allen Ginsberg

“First thought, best thought.”

“Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.”

“I believe that we are put here in human form to decipher the hieroglyphs of love and suffering. And, there is no degree of love or intensity of feeling that does not bring with it the possibility of a crippling hurt. But, it is a duty to take that risk and love without reserve or defense.”

“I don't think there is any truth. There are only points of view.”

“It's never too late to do nothing at all.”

“Night is the wonderful opportunity to take rest, to forgive, to smile, to get ready for all the battles that you have to fight tomorrow.”

“None of us understand what we're doing, but we do beautiful things anyway.”

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“Our heads are round so thought can change direction.”

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

“To gain your own voice, forget about having it heard. Become a saint of your own province and your own consciousness.”

“Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture.”

“You are what you think about all day.”

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