Ezra Pound Quotes

Ezra Pound Quotes: Take the serious side of Disney, the Confucian side of Disney. It's in having taken an ethoswhere you have the values of courage and tenderness asserted in a way that everybody can understand. You have got an absolute genius there. You have got a greater correlation of nature than you have had since the time of Alexander the Great.
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Ezra Pound Quote: Bureaucrats are a pox. They are supposed to be necessary. Certain chemicals in the body are supposed to be necessary to life, but cause death the moment they increase beyond a suitable limit
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Quotes about Ezra Pound: And the betrayers of language ...... n and the press gang And those who had lied for hire; The perverts, the perverters of language, the perverts, who have set money-lust Before the pleasures of the senses; howling, as of a hen-yard in a printing-house, the clatter of presses, the blowing of dry dust and stray paper, foetor, sweat, the stench of stale oranges.
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Quote about Ezra Pound: Our own consciousness is incapable of having produce the universe. God, therefore, exists. That is to say, there is no reason for not applying the term God, Theos, to the intimate essence
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Ezra Pound Sayings: A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
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Ezra Pound Saying: Either move or be moved.
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Sayings about Ezra Pound: There is natural ignorance and there is artificial ignorance. I should say at the present moment the artificial ignorance is about eighty-five per cent.
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Saying about Ezra Pound: Good art however 'immoral' is wholly a thing of virtue. Good art can NOT be immoral. By good art I mean art that bears true witness, I mean the art that is most precise.
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Ezra Pound Quotes: 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;
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Ezra Pound Quote: The serious artist must be as open as nature. Nature does not give all of herself in a paragraph. She is rugged and not set apart into discreet categories.
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Quotes about Ezra Pound: Artists are the antennae of the race.
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Quote about Ezra Pound: Sovereignty inheres in the right to issue money. And the American sovereignty belongs by right to the people, and their representatives in Congress have the right to issue money and to determine the value thereof. And 120 million, 120 million suckers have lamentably failed to insist on the observation of this quite decided law. ... Now the point at which embezzlement of the nation's funds on the part of her officers becomes treason can probably be decided only by jurists, and not by hand-picked judges who support illegality.
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Ezra Pound Sayings: But the one thing you should. not do is to suppose that when something is wrong with the arts, it is wrong with the arts ONLY.
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Ezra Pound Saying: Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.
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Sayings about Ezra Pound: 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.
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Saying about Ezra Pound: A real building is one on which the eye can light and stay lit.
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Ezra Pound Quotes: The artist is always beginning. Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth.
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Ezra Pound Quote: The thought of what America would be like If the Classics had a wide circulation Troubles my sleep (Cantico del Sole)
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