Ezra Pound

1885 - 1972

A Quote by Ezra Pound on death and simplicity

Man is an over-complicated organism. If he is doomed to extinction he will die out for want of simplicity.

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

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A Quote by Ezra Pound on death and laughter

hysterias, trench confessions, laughter out of dead bellies.

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

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

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A Quote by Ezra Pound on garden

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The leaves fall early this autumn, in wind. The paired butterflies are already yellow with August Over the grass in the West garden; They hurt me. I grow older.

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

Source: The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter (After Rihaku)

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A Quote by Ezra Pound on literature

Literature is news that stays news.

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

Source: ABC of Reading, 1934, ch. 2

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