Quotes by Ezra Pound

Literature is news that stays news.

Ezra Pound

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.

Ezra Pound

Other Great Authors

When clouds form in the skies we know that rain will follow but we must not wait for it. Nothing will be achieved by attempting to interfere with the future before the time is ripe. Patience is needed.

I Ching

This is the challenge of writing. You have to be very emotionally engaged in what youre doing, or it comes out flat. You cant fake your way through this.

Real Live Preacher

Our view. . . is that it is an essential characteristic of experimentation that it is carried out with limited resources, and an essential part of the subject of experimental design to ascertain how these should be best applied; or, in particular, to which causes of disturbance care should be given, and which ought to be deliberately ignored.

Sir Ronald A. Fisher

Nor need we be surprised that men so often embrace almost any doctrines, if they are proclaimed with a voice of absolute assurance.

Judge Learned Hand, Address A Fanfare for Prometheus, January 29,1955

The dog's kennel is not the place to keep a sausage.

Danish proverb »

What a peculiar privilege has this little agitation of the brain which we call 'thought'.

Hume »

Dum loquimur invida aetas fugerit. (While we talk, hostile time flies away)

Horace »