Ezra Pound Quotes on art

Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance... poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music... view

By: Ezra Pound

It ought to be illegal for an artist to marry. If the artist must marry let him find someone more interested in art, or his art, or the artist part of him, than in him. After which let them take tea together three times a week... view

By: Ezra Pound

No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents... view

By: Ezra Pound

Religion, oh, just another of those numerous failures resulting from an attempt to popularize art... view

By: Ezra Pound

Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book, until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents... view

By: Ezra Pound

The art of letters will come to an end before A.D. 2000. I shall survive as a curiosity... view

By: Ezra Pound

The modern artist must live by craft and violence. His gods are violent gods. Those artists, so called, whose work does not show this strife, are uninteresting... view

By: Ezra Pound

All great art is born of the metropolis... view

By: Ezra Pound

Colloquial poetry is to the real art as the barber's wax dummy is to sculpture... view

By: Ezra Pound

But the one thing you should. not do is to suppose that when something is wrong with the arts, it is wrong with the arts ONLY... view

By: Ezra Pound

I have always thought the suicide should bump off at least one swine before taking off for parts unknown... view

By: Ezra Pound

If a patron buys from an artist who needs money, the patron then makes himself equal to the artist.. view

By: Ezra Pound

Gloom and solemnity are entirely out of place in even the most rigorous study of an art originally intended to make glad the heart of man... view

By: Ezra Pound

I could I trust starve like a gentleman. It's listed as part of the poetic training, you know... view

By: Ezra Pound

Humanity is the rich effluvium, it is the waste and the manure and the soil, and from it grows the tree of the arts... view

By: Ezra Pound

Good art however "immoral" is wholly a thing of virtue. Good art can NOT be immoral. By good art I mean art that bears true witness, I mean the art that is most precise... view

By: Ezra Pound