Ezra Pound Quotes

56 Ezra Pound quotes:

"People find ideas a bore because they do not distinguish between live ones and stuffed ones on a shelf."
"A great age of literature is perhaps always a great age of translations."
"Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand."
"If the individual, or heretic, gets hold of some essential truth, or sees some error in the system being practiced, he commits so many marginal errors himself that he is worn out before he can establish his point."
"Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear."
"The Image is more than an idea. It is a vortex or cluster of fused ideas and is endowed with energy."
"Genius ... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one."
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"What matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it"
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"There is natural ignorance and there is artificial ignorance. I should say at the present moment the artificial ignorance is about eighty-five per cent."
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"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."
"The intellect is a very nice whirligig toy, but how people take it seriously is more than I can understand."
"You let me throw the bricks through the front window. You go in at the back and take the swag."
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"Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree"
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"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.''"
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"Secrets of the Federal Reserve."
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"As a bathtub lined with white porcelain, when the hot water gives out or goes tepid, so is the slow cooling of our chivalrous passion, o my much praised but-not-altogether-satisfactory lady."
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