Wallace Stevens Quotes

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After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of the world hangs. -Wallace Stevens
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We say God and the imagination are one... How high that highest candle lights the dark. -Wallace Stevens
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In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature. -Wallace Stevens
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The imagination is man's power over nature. -Wallace Stevens
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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. -Wallace Stevens
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Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake. -Wallace Stevens
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Money is a kind of poetry. -Wallace Stevens
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In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all. -Wallace Stevens
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A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman. -Wallace Stevens
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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. -Wallace Stevens
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Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container. -Wallace Stevens
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Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes an epidemic. -Wallace Stevens
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How full of trifles everything is! It is only one's thoughts that fill a room with something more than furniture. -Wallace Stevens
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All history is modern history -Wallace Stevens
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The soul, O ganders, flies beyond the parksAnd far beyond the discords of the wind. -Wallace Stevens
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Life is not free from its forms. -Wallace Stevens
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Life is the elimination of what is dead. -Wallace Stevens
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Sentimentality is a failure of feeling. -Wallace Stevens
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The magnificent cause of being,The imagination, the one realityIn this imagined world ... -Wallace Stevens
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The great poems of heaven and hell have been written and the great poem of earth remains to be written. -Wallace Stevens
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And what's above is in the pastAs sure as all the angels are. -Wallace Stevens
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Life is an affair of people not of places. But for me, life is an affair of places and that is the trouble. -Wallace Stevens
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One cannot spend one's time in being modern when there are so many more important things to be. -Wallace Stevens
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Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, Alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams And our desires -Wallace Stevens
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I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections Or the beauty of innuendos The blackbird whistling Or just after. -Wallace Stevens
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The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream. -Wallace Stevens
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We live in an old chaos of the sun. -Wallace Stevens
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One must read poetry with one's nerves. -Wallace Stevens
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The exceeding brightness of this early sun Makes me conceive how dark I have become. -Wallace Stevens
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The poem must resist the intelligence almost successfully. -Wallace Stevens
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Poetry is an abstraction bloodied. -Wallace Stevens
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Conceptions are artificial. Perceptions are essential. -Wallace Stevens
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A pear should come to the table popped with juice, Ripened in warmth and served in warmth. On terms Like these, autumn beguiles the fatalist. -Wallace Stevens
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The way through the world Is more difficult to find than the way beyond it. -Wallace Stevens
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A violent order is disorder; and a great disorder is an order. These two things are one. -Wallace Stevens
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