Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature than its English source since the Americans are not British in sensibility.
Quote by Wallace Stevens
Wallace Stevens Quotes
A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.
Money is a kind of poetry.
There is truth in the reply of a great lawyer when asked how the lawyers...
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature.
In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with...
What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one's meditations on...
All history is modern history
The poet is the priest of the invisible.
New York is a field of tireless and antagonistic interests undoubtedly fascinating but horribly unreal....
The point of vision and desire are the same.
Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They...
The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence.
Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's...
Style is not something applied. It is something that permeates. It is of the nature...
One's ignorance is one's chief asset.
Reality is not what it is. It consists of the many realities which it can...
Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our...
The genuine artist is never rue to life. He sees what is real, but not...