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Quotes By Wallace Stevens

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DOB
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2-10-1879
DOD
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2-08-1955

Poet Wallace Stevens was born on 2nd October 1879 AD. An American citizen, Wallace Stevens was born in United States. Wallace Stevens was 76 years old when he died on 2nd August 1955 AD. In his life Wallace Stevens was famous not only for his work but also for quotations and sayings, some of which are quite popular and listed here.

The reader became the book; and summer night Was like the conscious being of the book.

- Wallace Stevens

I am what is around me.

- Wallace Stevens

Death is the mother of beauty; hence from her alone shall come fulfillment to our dreams.

- Wallace Stevens

We live in an old chaos of the sun.

- Wallace Stevens

It is not everyday that the world arranges itself into a poem.

- Wallace Stevens

Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container.

- Wallace Stevens

I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections Or the beauty of innuendos The blackbird whistling Or just after.

- Wallace Stevens

The exceeding brightness of this early sun Makes me conceive how dark I have become.

- The Palm at the End of the Mind: Selected Poems and a Play , Wallace Stevens

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.

- Wallace Stevens

Death is the mother of beauty. Only the perishable can be beautiful, which is why we are unmoved by artificial flowers.

- Wallace Stevens

The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.

- The Collected Poems , Wallace Stevens

Throw away the light, the definitions, and say what you see in the dark.

- Wallace Stevens

Reality is a cliché from which we escape by metaphor.

- The Necessary Angel: Essays on Reality and the Imagination , Wallace Stevens

The final belief is to believe in a fiction, which you know to be a fiction, there being nothing else. The exquisite truth is to know that it is a fiction and that you believe in it willingly.

- Opus Posthumous: Poems , Wallace Stevens

The imperfect is our paradise.

- Wallace Stevens

A poet looks at the world as a man looks at a woman.

- Wallace Stevens

The mind can never be satisfied.

- Wallace Stevens

The way through the world Is more difficult to find than the way beyond it.

- Wallace Stevens

For the listener, who listens in the snow, And, nothing himself, beholds Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.

- Wallace Stevens

The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calm The house was quiet and the world was calm. The reader became the book; and summer night Was like the conscious being of the book. The house was quiet and the world was calm. The words were spoken as if there was no book, Except that the reader leaned above the page, Wanted to lean, wanted much to be The scholar to whom his book is true, to whom The summer night is like a perfection of thought. The house was quiet because it had to be. The quiet was part of the meaning, part of the mind: The access of perfection to the page. And the world was calm. The truth in a calm world, In which there is no other meaning, itself Is calm, itself is summer and night, itself Is the reader leaning late and reading there.

- Transport to Summer , Wallace Stevens

A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.

- Wallace Stevens

Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.

- Wallace Stevens

After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of the world hangs.

- Wallace Stevens

Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.

- Harmonium , Wallace Stevens

Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore.

- Wallace Stevens

How full of trifles everything is! It is only one's thoughts that fill a room with something more than furniture.

- Wallace Stevens

I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections, Or the beauty of innuendoes, The blackbird whistling, Or just after.

- Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird , Wallace Stevens

If poetry should address itself to the same needs and aspirations, the same hopes and fears, to which the Bible addresses itself, it might rival it in distribution.

- Wallace Stevens

If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of sex, people would forget a good deal about sex and find the explanation for everything in egotism.

- Wallace Stevens

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

In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature.

- Wallace Stevens

Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's art.

- Wallace Stevens

It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom.

- Wallace Stevens

Money is a kind of poetry.

- Wallace Stevens

Unfortunately there is nothing more inane than an Easter carol. It is a religious perversion of the activity of Spring in our blood.

- Wallace Stevens

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