In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all.
Quote by Wallace Stevens
Wallace Stevens Quotes
A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
As life grows more terrible, its literature grows more terrible.
The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.
Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes an epidemic.
After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of...
New York is a field of tireless and antagonistic interests undoubtedly fascinating but horribly unreal....
The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence.
It can never be satisfied, the mind, never.
Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's...
It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone,...
The way through the world is more difficult to find than the way beyond it.
The poet is the priest of the invisible.
A poem need not have a meaning and like most things in nature often does...
The imagination is man's power over nature.
Money is a kind of poetry.
Style is not something applied. It is something that permeates. It is of the nature...
There is truth in the reply of a great lawyer when asked how the lawyers...
If the cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now face will...
New York now leads the world's great cities in the number of people around whom...
Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended.
We enact many laws that manufacture criminals, and then a few that punish them
The absolute truth is the thing that makes people laugh