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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
Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.

R
The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence.
A
One cannot spend one's time in being modern when there are so many more important things to be.
N
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.
K
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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