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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."
Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.

The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence.
One cannot spend one's time in being modern when there are so many more important things to be.
A diary is more or less the work of a man of clay whose hands are clumsy and in whose eyes there is no light.
Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Opus Posthumous," Knopf 57
R: "The Figure of the Youth as Virile Poet," speech, delivered Aug. 1943 (published in The Necessary Angel, 1951).
A: Opus Posthumous, "Adagia" (1959).
N: Souvenirs and Prophecies: the Young Wallace Stevens, ch. 3 (ed. by Holly Stevens, 1977), entry for 26 July 1899.
K: Opus Posthumous, "Adagia" (1959).

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