Wallace Stevens Quotes


30 Wallace Stevens quotes:



"Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes an epidemic."
"The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a promenade in the morning, a sitting on the throne at noon, a pageant in the evening."
"In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature."
"Beauty is momentary in the mind / The fitful tracing of a portal; / But in the flesh it is immortal. / The body dies; the body's beauty lives."
Author: Stevens Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes
"I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections, Or the beauty of innuendoes, The blackbird whistling, Or just after"
Author: Stevens Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes
"Civilization must be destroyed. The hairy saints of the North have earned this crumb by their complaints."
"Democritus plucked his eye out because he could not look at a woman without thinking of her as a woman. If he had read a few of our novels, he would have torn himself to pieces."
Author: Stevens Quotes Category: Fiction Quotes
"They said, ''You have a blue guitar, you do not play things as they are. The man replied, ''Things as they are changed upon a blue guitar.''"
Author: Stevens Quotes Category: Music Quotes
"How has the human spirit ever survived the terrific literature with which it has had to contend?"
Author: Stevens Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"To be young is all there is in the world. They talk so beautifully about work and having a family and a home (and I do, too, sometimes) --but it's all worry and head-aches and respectable poverty and forced gushing. Telling people how nice it is, when, in reality, you would give all of your last thirty years for one of your first thirty. Old people are tremendous frauds."
Author: Stevens Quotes Category: Youth Quotes



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