I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections, Or the beauty of innuendoes, The blackbird whistling, Or just after.
Quote by Wallace Stevens
Wallace Stevens Quotes
Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's...
One cannot spend one's time in being modern when there are so many more important...
A poem need not have a meaning and like most things in nature often does...
It can never be satisfied, the mind, never.
In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with...
After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of...
Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.
The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a...
The point of vision and desire are the same.
New York is a field of tireless and antagonistic interests undoubtedly fascinating but horribly unreal....
Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would...
As life grows more terrible, its literature grows more terrible.
The fire burns as the novel taught it how.
Our bloom is gone. We are the fruit thereof.
One's ignorance is one's chief asset.
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature than its English source since the Americans...
Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.
The reason can give nothing at all Like the response to desire.