Frases de Wallace Stevens

Wallace Stevens photo
6   1

Wallace Stevens

Data de nascimento: 2. Outubro 1879
Data de falecimento: 2. Agosto 1955

Wallace Stevens foi um poeta modernista norte-americano. Educado em Harvard e depois na New York Law School, trabalhou em uma companhia de seguros em Connecticut na maior parte de sua vida.

Seus poemas mais conhecidos incluem "Anedota de um jarro", "Desilusão das dez horas", "O Imperador do Sorvete", "A Ideia de Ordem em Key West", "Manhã de Domingo" e "Treze maneiras de olhar para um melro".

Citações Wallace Stevens

„O poeta é o sacerdote do invisível.“

—  Wallace Stevens

The poet is the priest of the invisible
Opus Posthumous: Poems, Plays, Prose‎ - Página 169, de Wallace Stevens, Samuel French Morse - Publicado por Knopf, 1957 - 300 páginas

„O poema deve resistir à inteligência / Quase com sucesso.“

—  Wallace Stevens

The poem must resist the intelligence / Almost successfully
The palm at the end of the mind: selected poems and a play‎ - Página 281, de Wallace Stevens - Publicado por Knopf, 1971 - 404 páginas

„The world is ugly,
And the people are sad..“

—  Wallace Stevens, livro Harmonium

"Gubbinal"
Harmonium (1923)
Contexto: p>That strange flower, the sun,
Is just what you say.
Have it your way.The world is ugly,
And the people are sad..</p

„Perhaps
The truth depends on a walk around a lake“

—  Wallace Stevens

Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction (1942), It Must Be Abstract
Contexto: p>Perhaps
The truth depends on a walk around a lake,A composing as the body tires, a stop
To see hepatica, a stop to watch
A definition growing certain andA wait within that certainty, a rest
In the swags of pine-trees bordering the lake.
Perhaps there are times of inherent excellence</p

„Being the lion in the lute
Before the lion locked in stone.“

—  Wallace Stevens

The Man With the Blue Guitar (1937)
Contexto: That I may reduce the monster to
Myself, and then may be myself
In face of the monster, be more than part
Of it, more than the monstrous player of
One of its monstrous lutes, not be
Alone, but reduce the monster and be,
Two things, the two together as one,
And play of the monster and of myself,
Or better not of myself at all,
But of that as its intelligence,
Being the lion in the lute
Before the lion locked in stone.

„Perhaps there are times of inherent excellence“

—  Wallace Stevens

Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction (1942), It Must Be Abstract
Contexto: p>Perhaps
The truth depends on a walk around a lake,A composing as the body tires, a stop
To see hepatica, a stop to watch
A definition growing certain andA wait within that certainty, a rest
In the swags of pine-trees bordering the lake.
Perhaps there are times of inherent excellence</p

Help us translate English quotes

Discover interesting quotes and translate them.

Start translating

„Am I not,
Myself, only half a figure of a sort,
A figure half seen, or seen for a moment, a man
Of the mind, an apparition appareled in
Apparels of such lightest look that a turn
Of my shoulders and quickly, too quickly, I am gone?“

—  Wallace Stevens

"Angel Surrounded by Paysans" (1949)
Contexto: I am one of you and being one of you
Is being and knowing what I am and know.
Yet I am the necessary angel of earth,
Since, in my sight, you see the earth again,
Cleared of its stiff and stubborn, man-locked set
And, in my hearing, you hear its tragic drone
Rise liquidly in liquid lingerings,
Like watery words awash; like meanings said
By repetitions of half-meanings. Am I not,
Myself, only half a figure of a sort,
A figure half seen, or seen for a moment, a man
Of the mind, an apparition appareled in
Apparels of such lightest look that a turn
Of my shoulders and quickly, too quickly, I am gone?

„Out of nothing to have come on major weather,“

—  Wallace Stevens

Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction (1942), It Must Give Pleasure
Contexto: p>But to impose is not
To discover. To discover an order as of
A season, to discover summer and know it, To discover winter and know it well, to find
Not to impose, not to have reasoned at all,
Out of nothing to have come on major weather,It is possible, possible, possible. It must
Be possible. It must be that in time
The real will from its crude compoundings come,Seeming at first, a beast disgorged, unlike,
Warmed by a desperate milk. To find the real,
To be stripped of every fiction except one,The fiction of an absolute — Angel,
Be silent in your luminous cloud and hear
The luminous melody of proper sound.

„Beyond which fact could not progress as fact.“

—  Wallace Stevens

Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction (1942), It Must Give Pleasure
Variante: Beyond which thought could not progress as thought.
Contexto: The nothingness was a nakedness, a point,Beyond which fact could not progress as fact.
Thereon the learning of the man conceived
Once more night’s pale illuminations, goldBeneath, far underneath, the surface of
His eye and audible in the mountain of
His ear, the very material of his mind.</p

„Bethou me, said sparrow, to the crackled blade“

—  Wallace Stevens

Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction (1942), It Must Change
Contexto: Bethou me, said sparrow, to the crackled blade,
And you, and you, bethou me as you blow,
When in my coppice you behold me be.

„There was a muddy centre before we breathed.
There was a myth before the myth began,
Venerable and articulate and complete.“

—  Wallace Stevens

Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction (1942), It Must Be Abstract
Contexto: p>The clouds preceded us.There was a muddy centre before we breathed.
There was a myth before the myth began,
Venerable and articulate and complete.From this the poem springs: that we live in a place
That is not our own and, much more, not ourselves
And hard it is in spite of blazoned days.</p

„This warmth is for lovers at last accomplishing
Their love, this beginning, not resuming, this
Booming and booming of the new-come bee.“

—  Wallace Stevens

Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction (1942), It Must Change
Contexto: Should there be a question of returning or
Of death in memory’s dream? Is spring a sleep?This warmth is for lovers at last accomplishing
Their love, this beginning, not resuming, this
Booming and booming of the new-come bee.

„Beauty is momentary in the mind —
The fitful tracing of a portal;
But in the flesh it is immortal.
The body dies; the body's beauty lives.“

—  Wallace Stevens

Peter Quince at the Clavier (1915)
Contexto: Beauty is momentary in the mind —
The fitful tracing of a portal;
But in the flesh it is immortal.
The body dies; the body's beauty lives.
So evenings die, in their green going,
A wave, interminably flowing.
So gardens die, their meek breath scenting
The cowl of winter, done repenting.
So maidens die, to the auroral
Celebration of a maiden's choral.

„I am one of you and being one of you
Is being and knowing what I am and know.
Yet I am the necessary angel of earth,
Since, in my sight, you see the earth again,
Cleared of its stiff and stubborn, man-locked set“

—  Wallace Stevens

"Angel Surrounded by Paysans" (1949)
Contexto: I am one of you and being one of you
Is being and knowing what I am and know.
Yet I am the necessary angel of earth,
Since, in my sight, you see the earth again,
Cleared of its stiff and stubborn, man-locked set
And, in my hearing, you hear its tragic drone
Rise liquidly in liquid lingerings,
Like watery words awash; like meanings said
By repetitions of half-meanings. Am I not,
Myself, only half a figure of a sort,
A figure half seen, or seen for a moment, a man
Of the mind, an apparition appareled in
Apparels of such lightest look that a turn
Of my shoulders and quickly, too quickly, I am gone?

„Yet look not at his colored eyes. Give him
No names. Dismiss him from your images.
The hot of him is purest in the heart.“

—  Wallace Stevens

Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction (1942), It Must Be Abstract
Contexto: p>He is and may be but oh! He is, he is,
This foundling of the infected past, so bright,
So moving in the manner of his hand. Yet look not at his colored eyes. Give him
No names. Dismiss him from your images.
The hot of him is purest in the heart. </p

„Apotheosis is not
The origin of the major man.“

—  Wallace Stevens

Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction (1942), It Must Be Abstract
Contexto: p>Apotheosis is not
The origin of the major man. He comes,p>Compact in invincible foils, from reason,
Lighted at midnight by the studious eye,
Swaddled in revery, the object ofThe hum of thoughts evaded in the mind...</p

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

Autores parecidos

Carlos Drummond de Andrade photo
Carlos Drummond de Andrade213
Poeta brasileiro
Woody Allen photo
Woody Allen114
cineasta, roteirista, escritor, ator e músico norte-america…
Muhammad Ali photo
Muhammad Ali9
pugilista norte-americano
Thomas Stearns Eliot photo
Thomas Stearns Eliot30
poeta, dramaturgo e crítico literário estadunidense
Aniversários de hoje
Jorge Amado photo
Jorge Amado144
escritor brasileiro 1912 - 2001
Andy Warhol photo
Andy Warhol42
1928 - 1987
Theodor W. Adorno photo
Theodor W. Adorno34
professor académico alemão 1903 - 1969
Francois Fénelon photo
Francois Fénelon34
1651 - 1715
Outros 45 aniversários hoje