Quotes by Ezra Pound
- A great age of literature is perhaps always a great age of translations.
- And New York is the most beautiful city in the world? It is not far from it. No urban night is like the night there... Squares after squares of flame, set up and cut into the aether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will.
- Colloquial poetry is to the real art as the barber's wax dummy is to sculpture.
- I could I trust starve like a gentleman. It's listed as part of the poetic training, you know.
- It ought to be illegal for an artist to marry. If the artist must marry let him find someone more interested in art, or his art, or the artist part of him, than in him. After which let them take tea together three times a week.
- Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book, until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
- Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance... poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music.
- Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.
- Religion, oh, just another of those numerous failures resulting from an attempt to popularize art.
- The real trouble with war (modern war) is that it gives no one a chance to kill the right people.
- When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.