A quote from Walt Whitman


“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.”

– Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman, 1887
Walt Whitman, 1887


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“A quote from Walt Whitman” sources: Portrait taken in 1887 by George Collins Cox – Cox, George C, photographer. Walt Whitman. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2005681122/> / Whitman, Walt. Song of Myself – Published in 1892.