Carl Sandburg Quote
“I took to wearing a black tie known as the Ascot, with long drooping ends. I had seen pictures of painters, sculptors, poets, wearing this style of tie.”
Ever the Winds of Chance (1999 edition), University of Illinois Press - ISBN: 9780252068485
“Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.”
As quoted in "The Art of Public Address" by Win David Kelley, W. C. Brown, 1970, p. 279
Remembrance Rock (1948), Ch. 2, p. 7. Sometimes quoted as "... that the world should go on"
“All politicians should have 3 hats - one to throw into the ring, one to talk through, and one to pull rabbits out of if elected.”
Original quote is slightly different: "The candidate for president has three hats...". From: Fables, Foibles, and Foobles, University of Illinois Press, 1988 edition, p. 117 - ISBN: 9780252060182
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsCarl Sandburg
Born: January 6, 1878
Died: July 22, 1967 (aged 89)
Occupation: Poet, journalist, author
Bio: Carl Sandburg was an American writer and editor, best known for his poetry. He was the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes: two for his poetry and another for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. H. L. Mencken called Sandburg indubitably an American in every pulse-beat.
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