If poetry should address itself to the same needs and aspirations, the same hopes and fears, to which the Bible addresses itself, it might rival it in distribution.
Quote by Wallace Stevens
Wallace Stevens Quotes
Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature than its English source since the Americans...
The imagination is man's power over nature.
As life grows more terrible, its literature grows more terrible.
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.
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...
New York is a field of tireless and antagonistic interests undoubtedly fascinating but horribly unreal....
We say God and the imagination are one... How high that highest candle lights the...
Money is a kind of poetry.
Our bloom is gone. We are the fruit thereof.
The poet is the priest of the invisible.
Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
One's ignorance is one's chief asset.
The reason can give nothing at all Like the response to desire.
The way through the world is more difficult to find than the way beyond it.
The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.
All history is modern history
You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have...
Lessons taught but never learned, all around us anger burns. Guide the future by the...