All great art is born of the metropolis.

Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound

Profession: Poet
Nationality: American


All great art is born of the metropolis. Ezra Pound

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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.

Any general statement is like a check drawn on a bank. Its value depends on what is there to meet it.

Colloquial poetry is to the real art as the barber's wax dummy is to sculpture.

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.

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.

Either move or be moved.

Genius is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.

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.

Humanity is the rich effluvium, it is the waste and the manure and the soil, and from it grows the tree of the arts.

I could I trust starve like a gentleman. It's listed as part of the poetic training, you know.

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.

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

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