Pound Quotes

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Ezra Pound
“Speak against unconscious oppression,
Speak against the tyranny of the unimaginative,
Speak against bonds.”
Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound
“It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse.”
Ezra Pound

Amit Kalantri
“All worries are less with wine.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Robert Graves
“Genius' was a word loosely used by expatriot Americans in Paris and Rome, between the Versailles Peace treaty and the Depression, to cover all varieties of artistic, literary and musical experimentalism. A useful and readable history of the literary Thirties is Geniuses Together by Kay Boyle-Joyce, Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, Pound, Eliot and the rest. They all became famous figures but too many of them developed defects of character-ambition, meanness, boastfulness, cowardice or inhumanity-that defrauded their early genius. Experimentalism is a quality alien to genius. It implies doubt, hope, uncertainty, the need for group reassurance; whereas genius works alone, in confidence of a foreknown result. Experiments are useful as a demonstration of how not to write, paint or compose if one's interest lies in durable rather than fashionable results; but since far more self-styled artists are interested in frissons á la mode rather than in truth, it is foolish to protest. Experimentalism means variation on the theme of other people's uncertainties.”
Robert Graves

Amit Kalantri
“Hunger gives flavour to the food.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“Life has pounded me down
and thrashed me around,
Time and time again,
But I always get right back up,
Because I still love life -
Just as the earth still loves
The rain.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Amit Kalantri
“Some people when they see cheese, chocolate or cake they don't think of calories.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Leslie Jamison
“Metaphors are tiny saviors leading the way out of sentimentality, small disciples of Pound, urging "Say it new! Say it new!" It's hard for emotion to feel flat if its language is suitably novel, to feel excessive if its rendering is suitably opaque. Metaphors translate emotion into surprising and sublime language, but they also help us deflect and diffuse the glare of revelation.”
Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams: Essays

Amit Kalantri
“The salt is to the food, what soul is to the body.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Ezra Pound
“Love thou thy dream
All base love scorning,
Love thou the wind
And here take warning
That dreams alone can truly be,
For 'tis in dream I come to thee.

Ezra Pound, The Song
trad. Ungaretti:

Ama il tuo sogno
Ama il tuo sogno
Ogni inferiore amore disprezzando,
Il vento ama
Ed accorgiti qui
Che i sogni solo possono veramente essere,
Perciò in sogno a raggiungerti m’avvio.”
Ezra Pound

Amit Kalantri
“Diet food is not a meal its a medicine.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“We love our mother because she cares and also because she cooks.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“A good food is mouthwatering when you see it and finger licking when you eat it.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

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