Ezra Weston Loomis Pound was an American expatriate poet, critic and intellectual who was a major figure of the Modernist movement in the first half of the 20th century.
Pound was the driving force behind several Modernist movements, notably Imagism and Vorticism.
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“Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.”
“Men do not understand books until they have had a certain amount of life, until they have seen and lived at least part of their contents”
“If a man isn't willing to take some risk for his opinions, either his opinions are no good or he's no good”
“Genius ... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.”
“What matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it”
“When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take - choose the bolder.”
“Either move or be moved.”
“Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear.”
“The Image is more than an idea. It is a vortex or cluster of fused ideas and is endowed with energy.”
“With one day's reading a man may have the key in his hands.”
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