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.

Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound

Profession: Poet
Nationality: American


But the one thing you should. not do is to suppose that when something is wrong with the arts, it is.. Ezra Pound

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When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.

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

I consider criticism merely a preliminary excitement, a statement of things a writer has to clear up in his own head sometime or other, probably antecedent to writing; of no value unless it come to fruit in the created work later.

I have always thought the suicide should bump off at least one swine before taking off for parts unknown.

The jargon of 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.

Technique is the test of sincerity. If a thing isn't worth getting the technique to say, it is of inferior value.

The modern artist must live by craft and violence. His gods are violent gods. Those artists, so called, whose work does not show this strife, are uninteresting.

The worst mistake I made was that stupid, suburban prejudice of anti-Semitism.

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

I guess the definition of a lunatic is a man surrounded by them.

Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance... poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music.

The art of letters will come to an end before A.D. 2000. I shall survive as a curiosity.

Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear.

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.