Don’t Hide The Madness

Allen Ginsberg Quotes

“The weight of the world is love.
Under the burden of solitude,
under the burden of dissatisfaction,
the weight we carry is love.”

“I saw the best minds of my generation who threw their watches off the roof to cast their ballot for Eternity outside of Time, and alarm clocks fell on their heads every day for the next decade.”

“I have no other possessions of value but my soul.”

“Every American wants MORE MORE of the world and why not, you only live once. But the mistake made in America is persons accumulate more more dead matter, machinery, possessions & rugs & fact information at the expense of what really counts as more: feeling, good feeling, sex feeling, tenderness feeling, mutual feeling. You own twice as much rug if you’re twice as aware of the rug.”

“Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It’s that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that’s what the poet does.”

“The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world.”

“What if someone gave a war and Nobody came?”

“I have been wrathful all my life, angry against my father and all others. My wrath must end. All my images now are of heaven.”

“Our heads are round so thought can change direction”

“We’re all golden sunflowers inside.”

“Concentrate on what you want to say to yourself and your friends. Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness. You say what you want to say when you don’t care who’s listening.”

All quotes & poems by Allen Ginsberg


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4 responses to “Don’t Hide The Madness

  1. Deb

    Yes. Thank you Aimee.

  2. Jim McDonald

    Thank you, Aimee, for keeping us focused on what’s important during this troubling year.

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