The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence. The philosopher thinks of the world as enormous pastiche or, as he puts it, the world is as the percipient… But the poet says that, whatever it may be, la vie est plus belle que les idées. (56)
– Necessary Angels, 1942
3 Replies to “Wallace Stevens”
ah I was just reading his poem ‘The Snowman’
It’s a great poem… Necessary Angels offers a lot of insight to his thought process.
Great post! epic quote from an amazing author! thank you 🙂
hitt me back
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