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Letter "E" » Ezra Pound Quotes
«Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.»
«When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take - choose the bolder.»
«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.»
«If a man isn't willing to take some risk for his opinions, either his opinions are no good or he's no good»
«There is no reason why the same man should like the same books at eighteen and forty-eight.»
«Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree»
«Genius ... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.»
«All my life I believed I knew something. But then one strange day came when I realized that I knew nothing, yes, I knew nothing. And so words became void of meaning. I have arrived too late at ultimate uncertainty.»
«Either move or be moved.»
«If the individual, or heretic, gets hold of some essential truth, or sees some error in the system being practiced, he commits so many marginal errors himself that he is worn out before he can establish his point.»
Author: Ezra Pound
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