Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg

American writer Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) was the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for his poetry and a third for his six-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln.  During his lifetime he was regarded as a major figure in American contemporary literature.  When Sandburg died in 1967, then-President Lyndon Johnson stated, “Carl Sandburg was more than the voice of America, more than the poet of its strength and genius. He was America.”

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  1. Great quote. Perhaps those people who are constantly worrying about “what horrible thing might happen” should instead look forward to “the unexpected” and new unforeseen possibilities!

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    1. Thank you! Life is much more exciting when we look ahead expectantly, isn’t it?

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  2. I love this quote! How true this is. Sandburg was such an astute observer of life. Thanks for sharing. Your blog is gorgeous! I really like the impact of your photo/quote! ❤

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    1. Thank you! It’s been a while since I participated in Writer’s Quote Wednesday, and when I realized that Sandburg’s birthday was Wednesday, I just had to use this quote!

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  3. John Coleman says:

    I’ve long sensed in prayer-meditation that answers would come to me rather than me coming to them. Amen to Sandburg.

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    1. Yes, I rarely find answers or solutions or whatever I’m seeking. They find me, and usually when I’m thinking about something else. Cheers, Deb

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    1. Yes, I certainly think so! Thank you for the comment.

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