Ezra Pound Quotes

Great Literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. Ezra Pound

What matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it. Ezra Pound

If a man isn’t willing to take some risk for his opinions, either his opinions are no good or he’s no good. Ezra Pound

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. Ezra Pound

Literature is news that stays news. Ezra Pound

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

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