Wallace Stevens Quotes

30 Wallace Stevens quotes:

"Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking."
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"Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake."
"Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!"
"A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman."
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"The imagination is man's power over nature."
"Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them."
"Reality is not what it is. It consists of the many realities which it can be made into."
"After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of the world hangs."
"Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They wade through it the way a boy wades through water, feeling with his toes for the bottom: The echoes are the bottom."
"The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence."
"A poem need not have a meaning and like most things in nature often does not have."
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"It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom."
"I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections, Or the beauty of innuendoes, The blackbird whistling, Or just after."
"Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature than its English source since the Americans are not British in sensibility."
"Style is not something applied. It is something that permeates. It is of the nature of that in which it is found, whether the poem, the manner of a god, the bearing of a man. It is not a dress."
"What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one's meditations on the text and the disclosures of these meditations are no less a part of the structure of reality."
"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."
"How full of trifles everything is! It is only one's thoughts that fill a room with something more than furniture."
"Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore."
"Money is a kind of poetry."

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