Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound

American poet

Lived from: 1885-1972

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Ezra Pound

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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.
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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.
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    'Tis the white stag, Fame, we're a-hunting, bid the world's hounds come to horn!
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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.
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    A classic is classic not because it conforms to certain structural rules, or fits certain definitions (of which its author had quite probably never heard). It is classic because of a certain eternal and irrepressible freshness.
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    A great age of literature is perhaps always a great age of translations.
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    A heroic figure... not wholly to blame for the religion that's been foisted on him.
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    A man of genius has a right to any mode of expression.
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    A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.
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    All great art is born of the metropolis.
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    All my life I believed I knew something. But then one strange day came when I realized that I knew nothing, yes, I knew nothing. And so words became void of meaning. I have arrived too late at ultimate uncertainty.
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    Any general statement is like a check drawn on a bank. Its value depends on what is there to meet it.
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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.
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    AS A MIND, who the hell else is there left for me to take an interest IN??
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    But the one thing you should. not do is to suppose that when something is wrong with the arts, it is wrong with the arts ONLY.
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