A general loathing of a gang or sect usually has some sound basis in instinct.

Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound

Profession: Poet
Nationality: American


A general loathing of a gang or sect usually has some sound basis in instinct. Ezra Pound

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Good art however 'immoral' is wholly a thing of virtue. Good art can NOT be immoral. By good art I mean art that bears true witness, I mean the art that is most precise.

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.

The image is more than an idea. It is a vortex or cluster of fused ideas and is endowed with energy.

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.

A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.

A man of genius has a right to any mode of expression.

Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.

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.

Allow me to say that I would long since have committed suicide had desisting made me a professor of Latin.

Literature does not exist in a vacuum. Writers as such have a definite social function exactly proportional to their ability as writers. This is their main use.

The act of bell ringing is symbolic of all proselytizing religions. It implies the pointless interference with the quiet of other people.

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.

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