How full of trifles everything is! It is only one's thoughts that fill a room with something more than furniture.
Quote by Wallace Stevens
Wallace Stevens Quotes
Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They...
What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one's meditations on...
A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
There is truth in the reply of a great lawyer when asked how the lawyers...
Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes an epidemic.
The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence.
A poem need not have a meaning and like most things in nature often does...
Reality is not what it is. It consists of the many realities which it can...
The imagination is man's power over nature.
Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's...
The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.
Money is a kind of poetry.
The poet is the priest of the invisible.
One's ignorance is one's chief asset.
Beauty is momentary in the mind The fitful tracing of a portal; But in the...
New York is a field of tireless and antagonistic interests undoubtedly fascinating but horribly unreal....
Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.
The genuine artist is never rue to life. He sees what is real, but not...
Style is not something applied. It is something that permeates. It is of the nature...