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Wallace Stevens
The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.
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A poem need not have a meaning and like most things in nature often does not have.
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Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.
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The imagination is man's power over nature.
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The poet is the priest of the invisible
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In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature.
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To be young is all there is in the world. They talk so beautifully about work and having a family and a home (and I do, too, sometimes) --but it's all worry and head-aches and respectable poverty and forced gushing. Telling people how nice it is, when, in reality, you would give all of your last thirty years for one of your first thirty. Old people are tremendous frauds.
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Civilization must be destroyed. The hairy saints of the North have earned this crumb by their complaints.
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In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all.
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One's ignorance is one's chief asset.
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It can never be satisfied, the mind, never.
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Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.
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How has the human spirit ever survived the terrific literature with which it has had to contend?
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One cannot spend one's time in being modern when there are so many more important things to be.
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The fire burns as the novel taught it how.
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The genuine artist is never "true to life." He sees what is real, but not as we are normally aware of it. We do not go storming through life like actors in a play. Art is never real life.
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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 changed upon a blue guitar.''
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I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections, Or the beauty of innuendoes, The blackbird whistling, Or just after.
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The poet is the priest of the invisible.
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The point of vision and desire are the same.
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We say God and the imagination are one... How high that highest candle lights the dark.
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A poet looks at the world as a man looks at a woman.
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A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
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As life grows more terrible, its literature grows more terrible.
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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.
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New York is a field of tireless and antagonistic interests undoubtedly fascinating but horribly unreal. Everybody is looking at everybody else a foolish crowd walking on mirrors.
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Our bloom is gone. We are the fruit thereof.
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The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.
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