Wallace Stevens

1879 - 1955

A Quote by Wallace Stevens on poets, women, and world

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

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: Proverb

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on poets

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The poet makes silk dresses out of worms.

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 accuracy, observation, and thinking

Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on play

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They said, "You have a blue guitar, You do not play things as they are." The man replied, "Things as they are Are changed upon the blue guitar."

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: "The Man with the Blue Guitar"

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens

At the sight of blackbirds Flying in a green light, Even the bawds of euphony Would cry out sharply.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, 1923

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on feeling, heart, joy, life, love, magic, passion, and words

edward estlin cummings oh, my heart leaps: born cambridge, MA 105 years ago harvard paris 900 poems... ingenuity. Arranging feelings; words; syllables; punctuation on paper a celebration of magic love passion Godsky life OH joy of being alive! sweetness thank You.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: e.e. cummings celebration

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