Ezra Pound Quotes

Yet the companions of the Muses will keep their collective nose in my books And weary with historical data, they will turn to my dance tune.
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet. Homage to Sextus Propertius. . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press.
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Celebrities from the Trans-Caucasus will belaud Roman celebrities And expound the distentions of Empire, But for something to read in normal circumstances?
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet. Homage to Sextus Propertius. . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press.
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Flame burns, rain sinks into the cracks And they all go to rack ruin beneath the thud of the years, Stands genius a deathless adornment, a name not to be worn out with the years.
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet. Homage to Sextus Propertius. . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press.
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There will be a crowd of young women doing homage to my palaver,
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet. Homage to Sextus Propertius. . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press.
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And in the mean time my songs will travel, And the devirginated young ladies will enjoy them when they have got over the strangeness,
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet. Homage to Sextus Propertius. . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press.
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I ask a wreathwhich will not crush my head. And there is no hurry about it; I shall have, doubtless, a boom after my funeral, Seeing that long standing increases all things regardless of quality.
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet. Homage to Sextus Propertius. . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press.
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Out-weariers of Apollo will, as we know, continue their Martian generalities, We have kept our erasers in order.
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet. Homage to Sextus Propertius. . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press.
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Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet, critic. How to Read, pt. 2 (1931).
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There died a myriad, And of the best, among them, For an old bitch gone in the teeth, For a botched civilization.
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet, critic. Hugh Selwyn Mauberley, "E.P. Ode Pour l'Election de Son Sépulchre", pt. 5 (1920).
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His true Penelope was Flaubert,
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet. Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. (Life and Contacts) (l. 15). . . The Selected Poems of Ezra Pound. (1957) New Directions.
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