Chwast’s Quote: The Illustrated Words of e.e. cummings

A notable quote from e.e. cummings, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 153 in a weekly series. Submit a quote in the comments (or on Twitter or Facebook), and it will be considered for a future column.

Chwast's Quote: "To destroy is always the first step in any creation." – e.e. cummings

For more Seymour Chwast, check out The Last Word, his illustrated column in Print magazine, available from