Wallace Stevens Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Wallace Stevens quotes, Wallace Stevens sayings, and Wallace Stevens proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's art. Wallace Stevens
The reason can give nothing at all like the response to desire. Wallace Stevens
Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They wade through it the way a boy wades through water, feeling with his toes for the bottom: The echoes are the bottom. Wallace Stevens
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake. Wallace Stevens
It may be that the ignorant man, alone, has any chance to mate his life with life. Wallace Stevens
For the listener, who listens in the snow. And nothing himself, beholds Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is. Wallace Stevens
Poetry is a finicky thing of air that lives uncertainly and not for long, yet radiantly beyond much lustier blurs. Wallace Stevens
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake. Wallace Stevens
The summer night is like a perfection of thought. Wallace Stevens
I placed a jar in Tennessee and round it was upon a hill. Wallace Stevens
It did not give of bird or bush, Like nothing else in Tennessee. Wallace Stevens
Twenty men crossing a bridge, into a village, / Are twenty men crossing twenty bridges, into twenty villages, / Or one man crossing a single bridge into a village. Wallace Stevens
Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's art. Wallace Stevens
Beauty is momentary in he mind— / The fitful tracing of a portal; / But in the flesh it is immortal; / The body dies; the body;s beauty lives. Wallace Stevens
As the immense dew of Florida / Brings forth / The big-finned palm / And green vine angering for life. Wallace Stevens
As the immense dew of Florida / Brings forth hymn and hymn / From the beholder, / Beholding all these green sides / And gold sides of green sides. Wallace Stevens
The poem that took the place of a mountain. Wallace Stevens
All of our ideas come from the natural world, trees equal umbrellas. Wallace Stevens
The old brown hen and the old blue sky, Between the two we live and die The broken cartwheel on the hill. Wallace Stevens
After the leaves have fallen, we return To a plain sense of things. It is as if We had come to an end of the imagination, Inanimate in an inert savoir. Wallace Stevens
It is necessary to any originality to have the courage to be an amateur. Wallace Stevens
The imagination is the power that enables us to perceive the normal in the abnormal, the opposite of chaos in chaos. 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
It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom. Wallace Stevens