The reason can give nothing at all Like the response to desire.
Quote by Wallace Stevens
Wallace Stevens Quotes
What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one's meditations on...
Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's...
One cannot spend one's time in being modern when there are so many more important...
Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes an epidemic.
The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence.
Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
New York is a field of tireless and antagonistic interests undoubtedly fascinating but horribly unreal....
Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would...
I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections, Or the beauty of...
To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life,...
The point of vision and desire are the same.
A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone,...
It can never be satisfied, the mind, never.
Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.
There is truth in the reply of a great lawyer when asked how the lawyers...
Style is not something applied. It is something that permeates. It is of the nature...
The fire burns as the novel taught it how.
The imagination is man's power over nature.