Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's art.
Quote by Wallace Stevens
Wallace Stevens Quotes
Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.
Our bloom is gone. We are the fruit thereof.
What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one's meditations on...
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...
A poem need not have a meaning and like most things in nature often does...
Style is not something applied. It is something that permeates. It is of the nature...
If poetry should address itself to the same needs and aspirations, the same hopes and...
Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.
The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone,...
Money is a kind of poetry.
A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of...
The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.
Reality is not what it is. It consists of the many realities which it can...
One's ignorance is one's chief asset.
Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes an epidemic.
As life grows more terrible, its literature grows more terrible.