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 Wallace Stevens - “We say God and the imagination are one . . . How high that highest candle lights the dark.”
 Wallace Stevens - “Democritus plucked his eye out because he could not look at a woman without thinking of her as a woman. If he had read a few of our novels, he would have torn himself to pieces.”
 Wallace Stevens - “The way through the world is more difficult to find than the way beyond it.”
 Wallace Stevens - “The reason can give nothing at all Like the response to desire.”
 Wallace Stevens - “The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.”
 Wallace Stevens - “Our bloom is gone. We are the fruit thereof.”
 Wallace Stevens - “A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.”
 Wallace Stevens - “We say God and the imagination are one... How high that highest candle lights the dark.”
 Wallace Stevens - “The poet is the priest of the invisible.”
 Wallace Stevens - “The fire burns as the novel taught it how.”
 Wallace Stevens - “It can never be satisfied, the mind, never.”
 Wallace Stevens - “One's ignorance is one's chief asset.”
 Wallace Stevens - “Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise”
 Wallace Stevens - “Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes an epidemic.”
 Wallace Stevens - “How full of trifles everything is It is only one's thoughts that fill a room with something more than furniture.”
 Wallace Stevens - “It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom.”
 Wallace Stevens - “The point of vision and desire are the same.”
 Wallace Stevens - “The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.”
 Wallace Stevens - “The way through the world is more difficult to find than the way beyond it”
 Wallace Stevens - “After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of the world hangs.”
 Wallace Stevens - “A poet looks at the world as a man looks at a woman”
 Wallace Stevens - “To be young is all there is in the world. They talk so beautifully about work and having a family and a home (and I do, too, sometimes) --but it's all worry and head-aches and respectable poverty and forced gushing. Telling people how nice it is, when, in reality, you would give all of your last thirty years for one of your first thirty. Old people are tremendous frauds.”
 Wallace Stevens - “If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of sex, people would forget a good deal about sex and find the explanation for everything in egotism.”
 Wallace Stevens - “The imagination is man's power over nature.”
 Wallace Stevens - “Style is not something applied. It is something that permeates. It is of the nature of that in which it is found, whether the poem, the manner of a god, the bearing of a man. It is not a dress.”

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