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
We say God and the imagination are one... How high that highest candle lights the...
To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life,...
The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
A poem need not have a meaning and like most things in nature often does...
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
Our bloom is gone. We are the fruit thereof.
All history is modern history
Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes an epidemic.
After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of...
The poet is the priest of the invisible.
Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.
The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.
The imagination is man's power over nature.
Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would...
Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's...
It can never be satisfied, the mind, never.
The point of vision and desire are the same.
Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our...