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WALLACE STEVENS
American poet and author
(1879 - 1955)
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A poet looks at the world as a man looks at a woman.
      - [Poets]

Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.
      - [Accuracy]

He gripped more closely the essential prose
  As being, in a world so falsified,
    The one integrity for him, the one
      Discovery still possible to make,
        To which all poems were incident, unless
          That prose should wear a poem's guise at last.
      - [Prose]

In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all.
      - [Poetry]

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
      - [Truth]

Poetry is poetry, and one's objective as a poet is to achieve poetry precisely as one's objective in music is to achieve music.
      - [Poetry]

The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.
      - [Royalty]

The poet makes silk dresses out of worms.
      - [Poets]

The way through the world is more difficult to find than the way beyond it.
      - [Life]


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