The poet is the priest of the invisible.
Quote by Wallace Stevens
Wallace Stevens Quotes
In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature.
Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.
The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.
New York is a field of tireless and antagonistic interests undoubtedly fascinating but horribly unreal....
The fire burns as the novel taught it how.
Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature than its English source since the Americans...
As life grows more terrible, its literature grows more terrible.
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
It can never be satisfied, the mind, never.
To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life,...
A poem need not have a meaning and like most things in nature often does...
Our bloom is gone. We are the fruit thereof.
The reason can give nothing at all Like the response to desire.
The point of vision and desire are the same.
One cannot spend one's time in being modern when there are so many more important...
We say God and the imagination are one... How high that highest candle lights the...
Reality is not what it is. It consists of the many realities which it can...
Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's...
Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes an epidemic.
If poetry should address itself to the same needs and aspirations, the same hopes and...