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Brief about Lawrence Ferlinghetti: By info that we know Lawrence Ferlinghetti was born at 1919-03-24. And also Lawrence Ferlinghetti is American Poet.

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Freedom of speech is always under attack by Fascist mentality, which exists in all parts of the world, unfortunately.

Tags: Exists, Freedom, Speech

We have to raise the consciousness; the only way poets can change the world is to raise the consciousness of the general populace.

Tags: Change, General, Poets

Don't patronize the chain bookstores. Every time I see some author scheduled to read and sign his books at a chain bookstore, I feel like telling him he's stabbing the independent bookstores in the back.

Tags: Him, Read, Time

Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he performs above the heads of his audience, the poet, like an acrobat, climbs on rhyme to a high wire of his own making.

Tags: Death, High, Making

Anyone who saw Nagasaki would suddenly realize that they'd been kept in the dark by the United States government as to what atomic bombs can do.

Tags: Anyone, Dark, Government

Everything the Beats stood for was the opposite of the dominant culture today.

Tags: Culture, Opposite, Today

We were just a one-room bookstore; we didn't have any money for lawyers.

Tags: Bookstore, Lawyers, Money

And the Blue Angels are coming back to scare the local population. I remember seeing old Vietnamese women ducking under the benches in Washington Square; they thought they were back in the war.

Tags: Thought, War, Women

I am waiting for them to prove that God is really American.

Tags: American, God, Waiting

I think if there's a great depression there might be some hope.

Tags: Depression, Great, Hope

It's much easier to consume the visual image than to read something.

Tags: Image, Read, Visual

Southern California, where the American Dream came too true.

Tags: American, Dream, True

The real literary editors have mostly been fired. Those that remain are all 'bottom line' editors; everything depends on the money.

Tags: Line, Money, Real

I'm reading a book about Romaine Brooks, a wonderful painter from early in the last century.

Tags: Book, Last, Wonderful

No, I didn't become disenchanted. I just couldn't paint like them.

Tags: Become, Paint

The future of publishing lies with the small and medium-sized presses, because the big publishers in New York are all part of huge conglomerates.

Tags: Big, Future, Small

The paintings may communicate even better because people are lazy and they can look at a painting with less effort than they can read a poem.

Tags: Effort, Lazy, May

These are international criminals, and the spineless Democrats are doing nothing about it.

Tags: Criminals, Democrats

They were looking for a stable, but we didn't have one. In fact, we weren't very stable ourselves.

Tags: Fact, Looking, Ourselves

Well, I didn't know how to draw very well back then, in the '40s and '50s.

Tags: Draw