To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind.
Quote by Wallace Stevens
Wallace Stevens Quotes
The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence.
The poet is the priest of the invisible.
It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone,...
We say God and the imagination are one... How high that highest candle lights the...
After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of...
To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life,...
How full of trifles everything is! It is only one's thoughts that fill a room...
The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.
Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
There is truth in the reply of a great lawyer when asked how the lawyers...
Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes an epidemic.
In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with...
The imagination is man's power over nature.
The point of vision and desire are the same.
The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.
In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature.
What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one's meditations on...
If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of...
Nothing makes one so vain as being told one is a sinner. Conscience makes egotists...
Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.