Allen Ginsberg Quotes

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Allen Ginsberg Quotes

I broadcast thru Time
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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 angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of the night.

— Allen Ginsberg

We are great writers on the same dreadful typewriter

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With dreams, with drugs, with waking nightmares, alcohol and cock and endless balls

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America, why are your libraries full of tears?

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Sanity - a trick of agreement

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Mind is shapely, Art is shapely.

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Who lounged hungry and lonesome through Houston seeking jazz or sex or soup, and followed the brilliant Spaniard to converse about America and Eternity, a hopeless task, and so took ship to Africa

— Allen Ginsberg

I broadcast thru Time

— Allen Ginsberg

Eat Eat said the sign

— Allen Ginsberg

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,
angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night,
who poverty and tatters and hollow-eyed and high sat up smoking in the supernatural darkness of cold-water flats floating across the tops of cities contemplating jazz

— Allen Ginsberg

And he imagines cars
and rides them in his dreams,
so lonely growing up among
the imaginary automobiles
and dead souls of Tarrytown
to create
out of his own imagination
the beauty of his wild
forebears - a mythology
he cannot inherit.

— Allen Ginsberg

It means abandoning being a poet, abandoning your careerism, abandoning even the idea of writing any poetry, really abandoning, giving up as hopeless - abandoning the possibility of really expressing yourself to the nations of the world. Abandoning the idea of being a prophet with honor and dignity, and abandoning the glory of poetry and just settling down in the muck of your own mindYou really have to make a resolution to write for yourself, in the sense of not writing to impress yourself, but just writing what your self is saying.

— Allen Ginsberg

Others can measure their visions by what we see.

— Allen Ginsberg

Tell your secrets. [In reply to the question "How does one become a prophet?"]

— Allen Ginsberg

A naked lunch is natural to us We eat reality sandwiches. But allegories are so much lettuce. Don't hide the madness.

— Allen Ginsberg

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