Wallace Stevens

Wallace Stevens (October 2, 1879 – August 2, 1955) was an American Modernist poet. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, educated at Harvard and then New York Law School, and he spent most of his life working as an executive for an insurance company in Hartford, Connecticut. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his Collected Poems in 1955.

Some of his best-known poems include "Valley Candle", "Anecdote of the Jar", "Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock", "The Emperor of Ice-Cream", "The Idea of Order at Key West", "Sunday Morning", "The Snow Man", and "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird."

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Famous quotes by wallace stevens:

    Freud’s eye was the microscope of potency.
    By fortune, his gray ghost may meditate
    The spirits of all the impotent dead, seen clear,
    And quickly understand, without their flesh,
    How truly they had not been what they were.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    The genuine artist is never ‘true to life.’ He sees what is real, but not as we are normally aware of it. We do not go storming through life like actors in a play. Art is never real life.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    The deer and the dachshund are one.
    Well, the gods grow out of the weather.
    The people grow out of the weather;
    The gods grow out of the people.
    Encore, encore, encore les dieux . . .
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Tell X that speech is not dirty silence
    Clarified. It is silence made still dirtier.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    The imagination is man’s power over nature.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)