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Wallace Stevens

Diaries are very futile. I must be all dream or all deed. It is quite impossible for me to express any of the beauty I feel to half the degree I feel it; and yet it is a great pleasure to seize an impression and lock it up in words: you feel as if you had it safe forever. — Wallace Stevens, from a journal entry c. July 1899, Selected Letters. (Counterpoint; First Edition edition, November 1, 2007)

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