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Wallace Stevens
(1879-1955) born on
Oct 02
US poet, author. He was noted for subtle verse of reality and imagination; won 1955 Pulitzer for "Collected Poems."
         
   
F
A poet looks at the world as a man looks at a woman.

R
In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature.
A
Reality is not what it is. It consists of the many realities which it can be made into.
N
They said, "You have a blue guitar,
You do not play things as they are."
The man replied, "Things as they are
Are changed upon a blue guitar."
K
Union of the weakest develops strength
Not wisdom. Can all men, together, avenge
One of the leaves that have fallen in autumn?
But the wise man avenges by building his city in snow.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's NewWorld Best Book of Aphorisms," by Auriel Douglas, 1989.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: The Man with the Blue Guitar.
K: "Like Decorations in a Nigger Cemetery," sct. 50, in "Ideas of Order," 1936.
   


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