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 :: 1885-1972, American Poet, Critic

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'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.
~ Ezra Pound - [Self-knowledge]

 

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No good poetry is ever written in a manner twenty years old, for to write in such a manner shows conclusively that the writer thinks from books, convention and clichT, not from real life.
~ Ezra Pound - [Style]

 

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I have always thought the suicide should bump off at least one swine before taking off for parts unknown.
~ Ezra Pound - [Suicide]

 

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Technique is the test of sincerity. If a thing isn't worth getting the technique to say, it is of inferior value.
~ Ezra Pound - [Techniques]

 

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I have never known anyone worth a damn who wasn't irascible.
~ Ezra Pound - [Temper]

 

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A great age of literature is perhaps always a great age of translations.
~ Ezra Pound - [Translation]

 

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The real trouble with war (modern war) is that it gives no one a chance to kill the right people.
~ Ezra Pound - [War]

 

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Wars are made to make debt.
~ Ezra Pound - [War]

 

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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.
~ Ezra Pound - [Passion]

 

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We do NOT know the past in chronological sequence. It may be convenient to lay it out anesthetized on the table with dates pasted on here and there, but what we know we know by ripples and spirals eddying out from us and from our own time.
~ Ezra Pound - [Past]

 

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If a patron buys from an artist who needs money (needs money to buy tools, time, food), the patron then makes himself equal to the artist; he is building art into the world; he creates.
~ Ezra Pound - [Patronage]

 

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I should consent to breed under pressure, if I were convinced in any way of the reasonableness of reproducing the species. But my nerves and the nerves of any woman I could live with three months, would produce only a victim... lacking in impulse, a mere bundle of discriminations. If I were wealthy I might subsidize a stud of young peasants, or a tribal group in Tahiti.
~ Ezra Pound - [Procreation]

 

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The worst mistake I made was that stupid, suburban prejudice of anti-Semitism.
~ Ezra Pound - [Race and Racism]

 

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Religion, oh, just another of those numerous failures resulting from an attempt to popularize art.
~ Ezra Pound - [Religion]

 

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Gloom and solemnity are entirely out of place in even the most rigorous study of an art originally intended to make glad the heart of man.
~ Ezra Pound - [Scholars and Scholarship]

 

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The jargon of these sculptors is beyond me. I do not know precisely why I admire a green granite female, apparently pregnant monster with one eye going around a square corner.
~ Ezra Pound - [Sculptures]

 

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The intellect is a very nice whirligig toy, but how people take it seriously is more than I can understand.
~ Ezra Pound - [Intelligence and Intellectuals]

 

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The only chance for victory over the brainwash is the right of every man to have his ideas judged one at a time. You never get clarity as long as you have these packaged words, as long as a word is used by twenty-five people in twenty-five different ways. That seems to me to be the first fight, if there is going to be any intellect left.
~ Ezra Pound - [Intelligence and Intellectuals]

 

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A heroic figure... not wholly to blame for the religion that's been foisted on him.
~ Ezra Pound - [Jesus Christ]

 

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Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.
~ Ezra Pound - [Literature]

 

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