Ezra Pound

United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)

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A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
A heroic figure... not wholly to blame for the religion that's been foisted on him.
A man of genius has a right to any mode of expression.
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.
If a nation's literature declines, the nation atrophies and decays.
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.
Literature is news that stays news.
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 are few things more difficult than to appraise the work of a man suddenly dead in his youth; to disentangle promise from achievement; to save him from that sentimentalizing which confuses the tragedy of the interruption with the merit of the work actually performed.
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.
Tis not need we know our every thought or see the work shop where each mask is wrought wherefrom we view the world of box and pit, careless of wear, just so the mask shall fit and serve our jape's turn for a night or two.

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