Wallace Stevens

1879 - 1955

A Quote by Wallace Stevens on corruption, realism, and reality

Realism is a corruption of reality.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on thought

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Thought tends to collect in pools.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: Proverb

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on beauty, body, death, garden, immortality, life, mind, and repentance

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. So evenings die, in their green going, A wave, interminably flowing. So gardens die, their meek breath scenting The cowl of Winter, done repenting.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: Peter Quince and the Clavier

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on power

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Everything possessed the power to transform itself, or else, and what meant more, to be transformed.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens

It is the sea that whitens the roof. The sea drifts through the winter air. It is the sea that the north wind makes. The sea is in the falling snow.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: The Man With the Blue Guitar

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens

It must be this rhapsody or none, The rhapsody of things as they are.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: The Man With the Blue Guitar

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on magic and people

My tribute to mystical, magical trees that the Cherokee called "standing people. . . ."

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on truth

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Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens

Aristotle is a skeleton.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: Proverb

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on belief, god, life, and poetry

After one has abandoned a belief in God, poetry is that essence which takes its place as life's redemption.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: Proverb

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