It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom.
Quote by Wallace Stevens
Wallace Stevens Quotes
The genuine artist is never rue to life. He sees what is real, but not...
Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They...
The poet is the priest of the invisible.
Style is not something applied. It is something that permeates. It is of the nature...
A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
The imagination is man's power over nature.
If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of...
Our bloom is gone. We are the fruit thereof.
After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of...
Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's...
The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence.
We say God and the imagination are one... How high that highest candle lights the...
All history is modern history
One cannot spend one's time in being modern when there are so many more important...
The fire burns as the novel taught it how.
Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature than its English source since the Americans...
Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.
How full of trifles everything is! It is only one's thoughts that fill a room...