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    If poetry should address itself to the

    “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

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    Perhaps the truth depends on a walk

    “Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.”

    — Wallace Stevens

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    We say God and the imagination are

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

    — Wallace Stevens

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    Death is the mother of Beauty; hence

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

    — Wallace Stevens

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    A poet looks at the world the

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

    — Wallace Stevens

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    It is the unknown that excites the

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

    — Wallace Stevens

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    To regard the imagination as metaphysics is

    “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

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    After the final no there comes a

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

    — Wallace Stevens

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    Death is the mother of Beauty; hence

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

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    Death is the mother of Beauty; hence

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

    — Wallace Stevens

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    I do not know which to prefer,

    “I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections, Or the beauty of innuendoes, The blackbird whistling, Or just after.”

    — Wallace Stevens

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    Money is a kind of poetry.

    “Money is a kind of poetry.”

    — Wallace Stevens

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    In poetry, you must love the words,

    “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

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    Most people read poetry listening for echoes

    “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

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    In the world of words, the imagination

    “In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature.”

    — Wallace Stevens

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