Wallace Stevens Quotes

The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream

Wallace Stevens

Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.

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

The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a promenade in the morning, a sitting on the throne at noon, a pageant in the evening.

Wallace Stevens

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

Wallace Stevens

Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes an epidemic.

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

The summer night is like a perfection of thought.

Wallace Stevens

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.

Wallace Stevens

Civilization must be destroyed. The hairy saints of the North have earned this crumb by their complaints.

Wallace Stevens

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