Wallace Stevens

1879 - 1955

A Quote by Wallace Stevens on poetry

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All poetry is experimental poetry.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: Proverb

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on poetry

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One reads poetry with one's nerves.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: Proverb

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on mind, misery, and time

One must have a mind of winter to regard the frost and the boughs of the pine trees, crusted with snow, And have been cold a long time, to behold the junipers, shagged with ice, the spruces, rough in the distant glitter of the January sun, and not to think of any misery in the sound of the wind, in the sound of a few leaves, which is the sound of the land, full of the same wind, blowing in the same bare place for the listener, who listens in the snow, and, nothing herself, beholds nothing that is not there, and the nothing that is.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: One must have a mind of winter

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens

It was evening all afternoon. It was snowing And it was going to snow. The blackbird sat In the cedar-limbs.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, 1923

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on darkness

At evening casual flocks of pigeons make Ambiguous undulations as they sink Downward to darkness, on extended wings.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: "Sunday Morning"

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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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