"Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large — I contain multitudes."

— Walt Whitman (American poet, essayist, journalist, humanist; 1819-92) via sweetannasour

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"The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem."

— Walt Whitman via washingtonpoststyle

cinderellainrubbershoes: 
The words of my book nothing, the drift of it everything. ~ Walt Whitman

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The words of my book nothing, the drift of it everything.Walt Whitman

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indigodreams: thefindesiecle: 
As far as those of us at the Fin de Siecle “headquarters” are concerned, Walt Whitman was one of the most magnificent individuals to have graced the 19th century. We like to refer to him as “The Great Loafer.” This is, of course, intended as a term of endearment.
Unlike the common connotation, “loafer: (n.) a lazy bum,” we prefer to think of him as a connoisseur of the laid-back pleasures of life. And here he is, in his old age, still looking languid and oh-so-wise.
1891 Walt Whitman in Camden, New Jersey via: NYPL Digital Gallery

indigodreamsthefindesiecle

As far as those of us at the Fin de Siecle “headquarters” are concerned, Walt Whitman was one of the most magnificent individuals to have graced the 19th century. We like to refer to him as “The Great Loafer.” This is, of course, intended as a term of endearment.

Unlike the common connotation, “loafer: (n.) a lazy bum,” we prefer to think of him as a connoisseur of the laid-back pleasures of life. And here he is, in his old age, still looking languid and oh-so-wise.

1891 Walt Whitman in Camden, New Jersey via: NYPL Digital Gallery