Ezra Pound

1885 - 1972

A Quote by Ezra Pound on fear, trouble, and uncertainty

See, they return; ah, see the tentative Movements, and the slow feet, The trouble in the pace and the uncertain Wavering! See, they return, one, and by one, With fear, as half-awakened; As if the snow should hesitate And murmur in the wind, and half turn back;

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

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A Quote by Ezra Pound on hell, rest, and world

What thou lovest well remains, the rest is dross What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee What thou lov'st well is thy true heritage Whose world, or mine or theirs or is it of none? First came the seen, then thus the palpable Elysium, though it were in the halls of hell. What thou lovest well is thy true heritage.

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

Source: Cantos, 1925—1959, LXXXI

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A Quote by Ezra Pound on mind

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Your mind and you are our Sargasso Sea.

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

Source: Portrait d'une Femme, 1916

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A Quote by Ezra Pound on ability, art, genius, perception, and talent

Genius . . . is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one, and where the man of talent sees two or three, plus the ability to register that multiple perception in the material of his art.

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

Source: Jefferson and /or Mussolini, 1935

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A Quote by Ezra Pound on heart and lies

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The rustling of the silk is discontinued, Dust drifts over the courtyard, There is not sound of footfall, and the leaves Scurry into heaps and lie still, And she the rejoicer of the heart is beneath them: A wet leaf that clings to the threshold.

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

Source: Liu Ch'e

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A Quote by Ezra Pound on age and grace

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The age demanded an image Of its accelerated grimace, Something for the modern stage, Not, at any rate, an Attic grace.

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

Source: Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. E.P. Ode pour l’élection de son sepulchre, 1920, II

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A Quote by Ezra Pound on america, country, and nations

America, my country, is almost a continent and hardly yet a nation.

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

Source: Patria Mia

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A Quote by Ezra Pound

Winter is icumen in, Lhude sing Goddamm, Raineth drop and staineth slop, And how the wind cloth ramm! Sing: Goddamm.

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

Source: Ancient Music

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A Quote by Ezra Pound on literature

As for literature It gives no man a sinecure. And no one knows, at sight, a masterpiece. And give up verse, my boy, There's nothing in it.

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

Source: Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. E.P. Ode pour l’élection de son sepulchre, 1920, IX

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A Quote by Ezra Pound on courage, grace, inventions, learning, order, vanity, and world

The ant's a centaur in his dragon world. Pull down thy vanity, it is not man Made courage, or made order, or made grace, Pull down thy vanity, I say pull down. Learn of the green world what can be thy place In scaled invention or true artistry, Pull down thy vanity, Paquin pull down! The green casque has outdone your elegance.

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

Source: Cantos, 1925—1959,

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