Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.
Quote by Wallace Stevens
Wallace Stevens Quotes
New York is a field of tireless and antagonistic interests undoubtedly fascinating but horribly unreal....
The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
The point of vision and desire are the same.
The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.
How full of trifles everything is! It is only one's thoughts that fill a room...
Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
There is truth in the reply of a great lawyer when asked how the lawyers...
The genuine artist is never rue to life. He sees what is real, but not...
Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They...
Reality is not what it is. It consists of the many realities which it can...
Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes an epidemic.
In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature.
Our bloom is gone. We are the fruit thereof.
A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of...
One cannot spend one's time in being modern when there are so many more important...
The imagination is man's power over nature.
The fire burns as the novel taught it how.
It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone,...
A poem need not have a meaning and like most things in nature often does...