Quotations by Author

Ezra Pound

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

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

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.

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