Wallace Stevens Quotes
Most popular Wallace Stevens Quotes
A poem is a meteor.
Money is a kind of poetry.
Music is feeling, then, not sound.
Authors are actors, books are theaters.
We say God and the imagination are one.
Authors are actors, books are theatres.
The poet is the priest of the invisible.
The moon is the mother of pathos and pity.
The imagination is man's power over nature.
It can never be satisfied, the mind, never.
Perhaps The truth depends on a walk around a lake.
Perhaps The truth depends on a walk around the lake.
A poet looks at the world as a man looks at a woman.
Poetry must resist the intelligence almost successfully.
A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
Style is not something applied. It is something that permeates.
The essential thing in form is to be free in whatever form is used.
When political ammunition runs low, inevitably the rusty artillery of abuse is wheeled into action.
Call the roller of big cigars, The muscular one, and bid him whip In kitchen cups concupiscent curds.
The actor is A metaphysician in the dark, twanging An instrument, twanging a wiry string that gives Sounds.
I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections, Or the beauty of innuendoes, The blackbird whistling, Or just after.
It is a violence from within that protects us from a violence without. It is the imagination pressing back against the pressure of reality.
For the poet, the imagination is paramount, and . . . he dwells apart in his imagination, as the philosopher dwells in his reason, and as the priest dwells in his belief.