One cannot spend one's time in being modern when there are so many more important things to be.
Quote by Wallace Stevens
Wallace Stevens Quotes
To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life,...
Style is not something applied. It is something that permeates. It is of the nature...
Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They...
Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
New York is a field of tireless and antagonistic interests undoubtedly fascinating but horribly unreal....
There is truth in the reply of a great lawyer when asked how the lawyers...
A poem need not have a meaning and like most things in nature often does...
As life grows more terrible, its literature grows more terrible.
The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature than its English source since the Americans...
It can never be satisfied, the mind, never.
We say God and the imagination are one... How high that highest candle lights the...
The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.
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.
The fire burns as the novel taught it how.
Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes an epidemic.
The poet is the priest of the invisible.
The way through the world is more difficult to find than the way beyond it.
A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.