"I think if there's a great depression there might be some hope."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Lawrence Ferlinghetti on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Lawrence Ferlinghetti on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Lawrence Ferlinghetti on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Lawrence Ferlinghetti on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Lawrence Ferlinghetti on Dalai Lama
"We have to raise the consciousness the only way poets can change the world is to raise the consciousness of the general populace."
"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."
"Freedom of speech is always under attack by Fascist mentality, which exists in all parts of the world, unfortunately."
"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."