Wallace Stevens quotes

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That would be waving and that would be crying,
Crying and shouting and meaning farewell,
As part of nature he is part of us.
His rarities are ours: may they be fit
Canaries in the morning, orchestras
In the afternoon, balloons at night. That is
Politic man ordained
Imagination as the fateful sin.
A poem need not have a meaning and like most things in nature often does not have.
How has the human spirit ever survived the terrific literature with which it has had to contend?
The imagination is man's power over nature.
Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.
Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature than its English source since the Americans are not British in sensibil ...
Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's art.
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