Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Wallace Stevens:The Reader Became the Book

“The reader became the book; and summer night
Was like the conscious being of the book.”
― Wallace Stevens

“The final belief is to believe in a fiction, which you know to be a fiction, there being nothing else. The exquisite truth is to know that it is a fiction and that you believe in it willingly.”
― Wallace Stevens, Opus Posthumous: Poems, Plays, Prose

“A poet looks at the world as a man looks at a woman. ”
― Wallace Stevens

“I am what is around me.”
― Wallace Stevens

“The mind can never be satisfied.”
― Wallace Stevens