Either move or be moved.

Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound

Profession: Poet
Nationality: American

Either move or be moved. Ezra Pound

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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.

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

A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.

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.

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

If a patron buys from an artist who needs money, the patron then makes himself equal to the artist; he is building art into the world; he creates.

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.

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.

No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.

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

Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.

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

No verse is libre for the man who wants to do a good job.

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