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Ezra Pound
(1885-1972) born on
Oct 30
US poet, critic, translator. He exerted a profound influence on 20th c. literature; wrote "Cantos," 1925-60; indicted for treason, WW II.
         
   
F
No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.

R
People find ideas a bore because they do not distinguish between live ones and stuffed ones on a shelf.
A
Genius is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one, and where the man of talent sees two or three.
N
Man is an over-complicated organism. If he is doomed to extinction he will die out for want of simplicity.
K
The concept of genius as akin to madness has been carefully fostered by the inferiority complex of the public.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: "Guide to Kulchur," pt. 1, sct. 1, ch. 5, 1938.
A: "Jefferson and/or Mussolini."
N: "Guide to Kulchur," pt. 3, sct. 5, ch. 19, 1938.
K: "The ABC of Reading," 1934.
   


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