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Ezra Pound Quotes

56 Ezra Pound quotes:

"It is more than likely that the brain itself is, in origin and development, only a sort of great clot of genital fluid held in suspense or reserved. This hypothesis would explain the enormous content of the brain as a maker or presenter of images."
Author: Pound Quotes Category: Imagination Quotes Brains Quotes
"Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding."
"The author's conviction on this day of New Year is that music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance; that poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music; but this must not be taken as implying that all good music is dance music or all poetry lyric. Bach and Mozart are never too far from physical movement."
Author: Pound Quotes Category: Conviction Quotes
"'Tis the white stag, Fame, we're a-hunting, bid the world's hounds come to horn!"
Author: Pound Quotes Category: Fame Quotes
"Genius ... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one."
Author: Pound Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"You let me throw the bricks through the front window. You go in at the back and take the swag."
Author: Pound Quotes Category: Innovation Quotes
"The only chance for victory over the brainwash is the right of every man to have his ideas judged one at a time. You never get clarity as long as you have these packaged words, as long as a word is used by twenty-five people in twenty-five different ways. That seems to me to be the first fight, if there is going to be any intellect left."
"There once was a brainy baboon who always breathed down a bassoon for he said, ''It appears that in billions of years I shall certainly hit on a tune.''"
Author: Pound Quotes Category: Music Quotes
"When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary."
Author: Pound Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"No verse is libre for the man who wants to do a good job."
"Literature does not exist in a vacuum. Writers as such have a definite social function exactly proportional to their ability as writers. This is their main use."
"All great art is born of the metropolis."
"Allow me to say that I would long since have committed suicide had desisting made me a professor of Latin."
"If a patron buys from an artist who needs money, the patron then makes himself equal to the artist; he is building art into the world; he creates."
"Good art however "immoral" is wholly a thing of virtue. Good art can NOT be immoral. By good art I mean art that bears true witness, I mean the art that is most precise."
"And New York is the most beautiful city in the world? It is not far from it. No urban night is like the night there... Squares after squares of flame, set up and cut into the aether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will."
"A man of genius has a right to any mode of expression."
"I have always thought the suicide should bump off at least one swine before taking off for parts unknown."
Author: Pound Quotes Category: American Poet Quotes Suicide Quotes
"The art of letters will come to an end before A.D. 2000. I shall survive as a curiosity."
"But the one thing you should. not do is to suppose that when something is wrong with the arts, it is wrong with the arts ONLY."

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