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Motivational Quotes by Poet Wallace Stevens

Collection of famous quotes by American poet Wallace Stevens.

Wallace Stevens was an American modernist poet. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, educated at Harvard and then New York Law School, and he spent most of his life working as an executive for an insurance company in Hartford, Connecticut. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his Collected Poems in 1955

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Best Quotes by Wallace Stevens

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

— Wallace Stevens

It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars who in the known alone would shrivel up with boredom.

— Wallace Stevens

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

— Wallace Stevens

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

— Wallace Stevens

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

— Wallace Stevens

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

— Wallace Stevens

The imagination is man’s power over nature.

— Wallace Stevens

In the world of words the imagination is one of the forces of nature.

— Wallace Stevens

We say God and the imagination are one… How high that highest candle lights the dark.

— Wallace Stevens

To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind.

— 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

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.

— Wallace Stevens

Poor dear silly Spring preparing her annual surprise!

— Wallace Stevens

In the world of words the imagination is one of the forces of nature.

— Wallace Stevens

A poem need not have a meaning and like most things in nature often does not have.

— Wallace Stevens

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

— Wallace Stevens

Money is a kind of poetry.

— Wallace Stevens

Everything is complicated if that were not so life and poetry and everything else would be a bore.

— 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

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

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

Intolerance respecting other people’s religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people’s art.

— Wallace Stevens

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.

— Wallace Stevens

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