Style is not something applied. It is something that permeates. It is of the nature of that in which it is found, whether the poem, the manner of a god, the bearing of a man. It is not a dress.
Quote by Wallace Stevens
Wallace Stevens Quotes
The poet is the priest of the invisible.
Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They...
Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
If poetry should address itself to the same needs and aspirations, the same hopes and...
The reason can give nothing at all Like the response to desire.
As life grows more terrible, its literature grows more terrible.
Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's...
Our bloom is gone. We are the fruit thereof.
One cannot spend one's time in being modern when there are so many more important...
The point of vision and desire are the same.
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
Money is a kind of poetry.
In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature.
Reality is not what it is. It consists of the many realities which it can...
The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence.
Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.
Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature than its English source since the Americans...
Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes an epidemic.
The imagination is man's power over nature.