Carl Sandburg (January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967) was an American poet, writer, and editor who won three Pulitzer Prizes: two for his poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. During his lifetime, Sandburg was widely regarded as "a major figure in contemporary literature", especially for volumes of his collected verse, including Chicago Poems (1916), Cornhuskers (1918), and Smoke and Steel (1920).
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A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.
Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
Calling it off comes easy enough if you haven't told the girl you are smitten with her.
Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.
Shame is the feeling you have when you agree with the woman who loves you that you are the man she thinks you are.
There have been as many varieties of socialists as there are wild birds that fly in the woods and sometimes go up and on through the clouds.
Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky - or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time.