” 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. “


” Everything is complicated, if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore. “


” 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. “


” What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one’s meditations on the text and the disclosures of these meditations are no less a part of the structure of reality. “



All 4 Wallace Stevens Quotes about Life in picture


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.
Everything is complicated, if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore.
The genuine artist is never
What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one

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