Beauty is momentary in the mind The fitful tracing of a portal; But in the flesh it is immortal. The body dies; the body's beauty lives.
Quote by Wallace Stevens
One cannot spend one's time in being modern when there are so many more important...
In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with...
It can never be satisfied, the mind, never.
Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They...
The fire burns as the novel taught it how.
The way through the world is more difficult to find than the way beyond it.
Our bloom is gone. We are the fruit thereof.
One's ignorance is one's chief asset.
Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature than its English source since the Americans...
The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.
As life grows more terrible, its literature grows more terrible.
The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.
Money is a kind of poetry.
In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature.
There is truth in the reply of a great lawyer when asked how the lawyers...
Very little is known about the War of 1812 because the Americans lost it.
God is the perfect poet.
Advertisers, not governments, are the primary censors of media content in the United States today.
The primary function of the government is - and here I am quoting directly from...
So great moreover is the regard of the law for private property, that it will...
Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life, the...