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
Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a...
After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of...
Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.
New York is a field of tireless and antagonistic interests undoubtedly fascinating but horribly unreal....
The reason can give nothing at all Like the response to desire.
Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.
The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.
The genuine artist is never rue to life. He sees what is real, but not...
There is truth in the reply of a great lawyer when asked how the lawyers...
Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would...
Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our...
A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
One's ignorance is one's chief asset.
If poetry should address itself to the same needs and aspirations, the same hopes and...
It can never be satisfied, the mind, never.
To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life,...
The fire burns as the novel taught it how.
Our bloom is gone. We are the fruit thereof.
The poet is the priest of the invisible.