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
If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of...
One's ignorance is one's chief asset.
It can never be satisfied, the mind, never.
The imagination is man's power over nature.
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
The fire burns as the novel taught it how.
All history is modern history
Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's...
Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our...
Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.
Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature than its English source since the Americans...
The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence.
Beauty is momentary in the mind The fitful tracing of a portal; But in the...
In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature.
The reason can give nothing at all Like the response to desire.
The genuine artist is never rue to life. He sees what is real, but not...
The poet is the priest of the invisible.
As life grows more terrible, its literature grows more terrible.
Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.
The point of vision and desire are the same.