Wallace Stevens Quotes

The angelic ones Speak of the soul, the mind. It is An animal.
Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), U.S. poet. "The Man with the Blue Guitar."
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A. Well, an old order is a violent one. This proves nothing. Just one more truth, one more Element in the immense disorder of truths.
Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), U.S. poet. "Connoisseur of Chaos."
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In a world of universal poverty The philosophers alone will be fat Against the autumn winds In an autumn that will be perpetual.
Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), U.S. poet. "Like Decorations in a Nigger Cemetery."
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The epic of disbelief Blares oftener and soon, will soon be constant.
Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), U.S. poet. "Sad Strains of a Gay Waltz."
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What is there in life except one's ideas, Good air, good friend, what is there in life?
Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), U.S. poet. "The Man with the Blue Guitar."
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The old brown hen and the old blue sky, Between the two we live and die The broken cartwheel on the hill.
Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), U.S. poet. "Continual Conversation with a Silent Man."
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If ever the search for a tranquil belief should end, The future might stop emerging out of the past, Out of what is full of us; yet the search And the future emerging out of us seem to be one.
Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), U.S. poet. "Like Decorations in a Nigger Cemetery."
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There comes a time when the waltz Is no longer a mode of desire, a mode Of revealing desire and is empty of shadows. Too many waltzes have ended.
Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), U.S. poet. "Sad Strains of a Gay Waltz."
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"... To say of one mask it is like, To say of another it is like, To know that the balance does not quite rest, That the mask is strange, however like."
Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), U.S. poet. "The Man with the Blue Guitar."
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Rosenbloom is dead. The tread of the carriers does not halt On the hill, but turns Up the sky. They are bearing his body into the sky.
Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), U.S. poet. "Cortege for Rosenbloom."
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