Wallace Stevens Quotes

The genuine artist is never 'true to life.' He sees what is real, but not as we are normally aware of it. We do not go storming through life like actors in a play. Art is never real life.





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Wallace Stevens
Wallace Stevens
  • Born: October 2, 1879
  • Died: August 2, 1955
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Poet

Wallace Stevens was an American modernist poet. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, educated at Harvard and then New York Law School, and he spent most of his life working as an executive for an insurance company in Hartford, Connecticut. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his Collected Poems in 1955.