Ezra Pound Quotes

Humanity is the rich effluvium, it is the waste and the manure and the soil, and from it grows the tree of the arts.

Ezra Pound

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

Ezra Pound

Genius ... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.

Ezra Pound

Literature is news that stays news.

Ezra Pound

Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.

Ezra Pound

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.

Ezra Pound

Colloquial poetry is to the real art as the barber's wax dummy is to sculpture.

Ezra Pound

I guess the definition of a lunatic is a man surrounded by them.

Ezra Pound

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

Ezra Pound

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

Ezra Pound

Utter originality is, of course, out of the question.

Ezra Pound

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