Top 10 Quotes from Allen Ginsberg, by Popular Vote

This month, we are celebrating Poetry at Literati Pulp. Here are the top 10 quotes from the Allen Ginsberg, by popular vote*.

[Gathered by William Kenney]

*Selected from GoodReads highest rated quotes. 


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“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.”
4,313 Likes

“I don’t think there is any truth. There are only points of view. ”
2,248 Likes

“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.”
737 Likes

“The weight of the world is love.
Under the burden of solitude,
under the burden of dissatisfaction
the weight,the weight we carry is love. ”
610 Likes

“Concentrate on what you want to say to yourself and your friends. Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness. You say what you want to say when you don’t care who’s listening.”
477 Likes

“We’re all golden sunflowers inside.”
450 Likes

“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.”
344 Likes

“Our heads are round so thought can change direction”
299 Likes

“Whoever controls the media, the
images, controls the culture.”
295 Likes

“I know too much and not enough”
253 Likes

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