The genuine artist is never rue to life. He sees what is real, but not as we are normally aware of it. We do not go storming through life like actors in a play. Art is never real life.
Quote by Wallace Stevens
Wallace Stevens Quotes
Money is a kind of poetry.
Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would...
The point of vision and desire are the same.
If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of...
The poet is the priest of the invisible.
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.
Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our...
All history is modern history
The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a...
The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.
Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections, Or the beauty of...
In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with...
Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They...
As life grows more terrible, its literature grows more terrible.
In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature.
It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone,...
A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
How full of trifles everything is! It is only one's thoughts that fill a room...