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


I know why the caged bird sings.

Maya Angelou

The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.

George Eliot

A ready way to lose your friend is to lend him money. Another equally ready way to lose him is to refuse to lend him money. It is six of one and a half dozen of the other.

George Jean Nathan

When we cannot get what we love, we must love what is within our reach.

French Proverb

I looked always outside of myself to see what I could make the world give me instead of looking within myself to see what was there.

Belle Livingstone »

We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills we shall never surrender.

Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill »

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.

George Burns »