The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.
Quote by Wallace Stevens
Wallace Stevens Quotes
The point of vision and desire are the same.
New York is a field of tireless and antagonistic interests undoubtedly fascinating but horribly unreal....
Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.
The poet is the priest of the invisible.
Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature than its English source since the Americans...
There is truth in the reply of a great lawyer when asked how the lawyers...
The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence.
The way through the world is more difficult to find than the way beyond it.
Style is not something applied. It is something that permeates. It is of the nature...
The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a...
To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life,...
Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
How full of trifles everything is! It is only one's thoughts that fill a room...
Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes an epidemic.
What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one's meditations on...
In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature.
A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
One's ignorance is one's chief asset.
After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of...
As life grows more terrible, its literature grows more terrible.