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Ezra Pound

To quote Ezra Pound over and over and ...

Submitted by Roanman on Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:28


 “Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.”

“When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take - choose the bolder.”

“If a man isn't willing to take some risk for his opinions, either his opinions are no good or he's no good”

 “Either move or be moved.”

 “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.”

“There is no reason why the same man should like the same books at eighteen and forty-eight.”

“Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance... poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music.”

 “In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy, just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries.”

“I have never known anyone worth a damn who wasn't irascible.”  What I've been saying.

“With one day's reading a man may have the key in his hands.”

 “The worst mistake I made was that stupid, suburban prejudice of anti-Semitism.”

“Why fight for a flag when you can buy one for a nickel.”

“Wars are made to make debt.”

“The real trouble with war (modern war) is that it gives no one a chance to kill the right people.”

 “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.”

“The art of letters will come to an end before A.D. 2000. I shall survive as a curiosity.”


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