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The artist is always beginning. Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth.
A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
Objectivity and again objectivity, and expression: no hindside-before-ness, no straddled adjectives (as "addled mosses dank"), no Tennysonianness of speech; nothing—nothing that you couldn't, in some circumstance, in the stress of some emotion, actually say.
The secret of popular writing is never to put more on a given page than the common reader can lap off it with no strain whatsoever on his habitually slack attention.
No verse is libre for the man who wants to do a good job.
Pride, jealousy and possessiveness
3 pains of hell
'Tis not need we know our every thought Or see the work shop where each mask is wrought Wherefrom we view the world of box and pit, Careless of wear, just so the mask shall fit And serve our jape's turn for a night or two.
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In my time and neighborhood (and in my soul) there was only one standard by which a woman measured success: did some man want her?
October 30, 1885
November 1, 1972
Ezra Weston Loomis Pound was an expatriate American poet and critic who was a major figure in the early modernist movement.
The Cantos (1954)
ABC of Reading (1934)
Hugh Selwyn Mauberley
Literary Essays of Ezra Pound (1935)
Make it New (1934)
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