The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence.
Quote by Wallace Stevens
Wallace Stevens Quotes
The point of vision and desire are the same.
The fire burns as the novel taught it how.
I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections, Or the beauty of...
We say God and the imagination are one... How high that highest candle lights the...
One cannot spend one's time in being modern when there are so many more important...
Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our...
Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.
A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
As life grows more terrible, its literature grows more terrible.
New York is a field of tireless and antagonistic interests undoubtedly fascinating but horribly unreal....
The poet is the priest of the invisible.
The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.
After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of...
Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes an epidemic.
Our bloom is gone. We are the fruit thereof.
Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature than its English source since the Americans...
A poem need not have a meaning and like most things in nature often does...
Reality is not what it is. It consists of the many realities which it can...
Style is not something applied. It is something that permeates. It is of the nature...
It can never be satisfied, the mind, never.