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


For some not to be martyrs is martyrdom indeed.

Leo Rosten

While one should always study the method of a great artist, one should never imitate his manner. The manner of an artist is essentially individual, the method of an artist is absolutely universal. The first is personality, which no one should copy; the second is perfection, which all should aim at.

Oscar Wilde

People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.

Annie Sullivan

Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.

Amelia Burr

Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only.

Samuel Smiles »

I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.

Erma Bombeck »