If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of sex, people would forget a good deal about sex and find the explanation for everything in egotism.
Quote by Wallace Stevens
The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.
A poem need not have a meaning and like most things in nature often does...
Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.
It can never be satisfied, the mind, never.
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.
The fire burns as the novel taught it how.
The point of vision and desire are the same.
The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.
I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections, Or the beauty of...
Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would...
If poetry should address itself to the same needs and aspirations, the same hopes and...
The genuine artist is never rue to life. He sees what is real, but not...
The reason can give nothing at all Like the response to desire.
Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature than its English source since the Americans...
Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.
After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of...
I always thought I should be treated like a star.
I don't at all like knowing what people say of me behind my back. It...
Mastery passes often for egotism.