Very often we write down a sentence too early, then another too late; what we have to do is write it down at the proper time, otherwise it’s lost.
~ Thomas Bernhard, Concrete
For the listener, who listens in the snow,
And, nothing himself, beholds
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.
~ Wallace Stevens, The Snowman, Harmonium, 1921
The world about us would be desolate except for the world within us.
~ Wallace Stevens, The Necessary Angel: Reality & the Imagination, 1951