Ezra Pound Quotes

I could I trust starve like a gentleman. It's listed as part of the poetic training, you know.
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet, critic. Letter, 1908, to Pound's father. quoted in Humphrey Carpenter, A Serious Character, pt. 2, ch. 1 (1988).
I have never known anyone worth a damn who wasn't irascible.
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet, critic. Remark made in 1917. quoted in Humphrey Carpenter, A Serious Character, pt. 2, ch. 17 (1988).
The act of bellringing is symbolic of all proselytizing religions. It implies the pointless interference with the quiet of other people.
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet, critic. quoted in Humphrey Carpenter, A Serious Character, pt. 2, ch. 1 (1988).
A heroic figure ... not wholly to blame for the religion that's been foisted on him.
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet, critic. Letter, 1914, to the father of Pound's bride-to-be, Dorothy Shakespear, explaining his reasons for not wanting a church wedding. quoted in Humphrey Carpenter, A Serious Character, pt. 2, ch. 13 (1988).