Allen Ginsberg Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Allen Ginsberg quotes, Allen Ginsberg sayings, and Allen Ginsberg proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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. Allen Ginsberg
Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness. Allen Ginsberg
Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness. Allen Ginsberg
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. Allen Ginsberg
We're all golden sunflowers inside. Allen Ginsberg
Marijuana is a useful catalyst for specific optical and aural aesthetic perceptions. I apprehended the structure of certain pieces of jazz and classical music in a new manner under the influence of marijuana, and these apprehensions have remained valid in years of normal consciousness. Allen Ginsberg
I had a moment of clarity, saw the feeling in the heart of things, walked out to the garden crying. Allen Ginsberg
To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard. Allen Ginsberg
Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness. Allen Ginsberg
Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture. Allen Ginsberg
I would say that Times Square was the central hangout for Burroughs, Kerouac, and myself from about 1945 to 1948. Allen Ginsberg
First thought, best thought. Allen Ginsberg
The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That's what poetry does. Allen Ginsberg
What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman, for I walked down the sidestreets under the trees with a headache self-conscious looking at the full moon. Allen Ginsberg
Our heads are round so thought can change direction. Allen Ginsberg
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
Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa! Allen Ginsberg
It's never too late to do nothing at all. Allen Ginsberg
I sleep with men and with women. I am neither queer nor not queer, nor am I bisexual. Allen Ginsberg
Follow your inner moonlight don't hide the madness. Allen Ginsberg