Quotation Explorer - 'Ezra Pound'

Great literature is simply charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. - Ezra Pound
Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing. The rest is mere sheep herding. - Ezra Pound
With one day's reading a man may have the key in his hands. - Ezra Pound
It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse. - Ezra Pound
There is no reason why the same man should like the same books at eighteen and at forty-eight - Ezra Pound
Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand. - Ezra Pound
L'artGreen arsenic smeared on an egg-white cloth, Crushed strawberries! Come, let us feast our eyes. - 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
No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents. - Ezra Pound
The art of letters will come to an end before A.D. 2000. I shall survive as a curiosity. - Ezra Pound
Language is made out of concrete things. General expressions in non- concrete terms are a laziness, they are talk, not art, not creation. They are the reaction of things on the writer, not a creative act by the writer. - Ezra Pound
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. - Ezra Pound
The artist is always beginning. Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth. - Ezra Pound
Rhythm must have meaning. - Ezra Pound
I once saw a small child go to an electric light switch as say, "Mamma, can I open the light?" She was using the age-old language of exploration, the language of art. It was a sort of metaphor, but she was not using it as ornamentation. - Ezra Pound
Literature is news which stays news. - Ezra Pound
Great Literature is simply language charged to the utmost with meaning - Ezra Pound
Literature is language charged with meaning - Ezra Pound
Literature is news that stays news. - 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
Listen to me, attend me!And I will breathe into thee a soul,And thou shalt live for ever. - Ezra Pound
Speak against unconscious oppression,Speak against the tyranny of the unimaginative,Speak against bonds. - Ezra Pound
Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. - Ezra Pound
This is no book. Whoever touches this touches a man. - Ezra Pound
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