Wallace Stevens

1879 - 1955

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 on future and world

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

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on ideas and world

All of our ideas come from the natural world: trees equal umbrellas.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on life, people, and trouble

Life is an affair of people not of places. But for me, life is an affair of places and that is the trouble.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on darkness, fighting, friendship, heart, honesty, justice, pain, peace, promises, tears, and words

LIGHT FROM WITHIN my friend, cancer got you damn it: you had it beat for seven years at least. how did it come back? Why all that pain. again. and you, such a fighter you fought me over and over with tears and words and promises. you fought for me with honesty and a light so bright it hurts my heart. sweet lorna. at peace now finally no more battles, just light from within a flickering candle in the dark burns with you.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: Light From Within

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