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
To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life,...
If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of...
In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature.
Money is a kind of poetry.
New York is a field of tireless and antagonistic interests undoubtedly fascinating but horribly unreal....
The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one's meditations on...
We say God and the imagination are one... How high that highest candle lights the...
The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.
Our bloom is gone. We are the fruit thereof.
There is truth in the reply of a great lawyer when asked how the lawyers...
As life grows more terrible, its literature grows more terrible.
The reason can give nothing at all Like the response to desire.
Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes an epidemic.
The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a...
If poetry should address itself to the same needs and aspirations, the same hopes and...
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.
Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would...
After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of...