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

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Change Quote

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

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Hope Quote

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

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Freedom Quote

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.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Death Quote

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.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Government Quote