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Pound Quotes

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An ounce of conscious choice is worth a pound of good fortune.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom Motivational

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
- Benjamin Franklin

Repressed anger still is anger, it just isn't expressed.
If you truly have no anger, you are blessed and joyful.
If you have repressed anger, know that you have anger,
you just haven't expressed that anger.
Go ahead, express your anger briefly,
pound pillows, scream, curse.
Then take a deep breath, and get over it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't weigh a pound over one hundred and eighty and,
what's more, I never did.
- Fatty Arbuckle

 

Pound's translation of Chinese poetry was maybe the
most important thing I read.
Eliot a little bit later.
- Robert Morgan

An once of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.
- Michael Korda

An ounce of hypocracy is worth a pound of ambition.
- Michael Korda

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I never had to pound the pavement and really struggle after college.
- Moira Kelly

Beef also was difficult to be procured and exceedingly poor;
the price nearly sixpence farthing per pound.
- William Bligh

A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.
- James A. Garfield

Pound's crazy.
All poets are.
They have to be.
You don't put a poet like Pound in the loony bin.
- Ernest Hemingway

We believe the 36, nearly 40, billion pound discount
given for a right to buy houses took a million houses
out of the public housing sector which is desperately needed for rent.
- John Prescott

It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand.
I beat people up.
- Muhammad Ali (world champion boxer)

I really enjoyed doing the voice of Nose Marie on the
cartoon series Pound Puppies.
Fun, FUN cast.
- Ruth Buzzi

If you want to ask about my drug problem,
go ask my big, fat, smart, ten pound daughter,
she'll answer any questions you have about it.
- Courtney Love

There's something sexy about a gut.
Not a 400-pound beer gut, but a little paunch.
I love that.
- Sandra Bullock

An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.
- Thomas Fuller

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing,
the rest is mere sheep-herding.
- Ezra Pound

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
- Rudyard Kipling

There is little premium in poetry in a world that thinks
of Pound and Whitman as a weight and a sampler,
not an Ezra, a Walt, a thing of beauty,
a joy forever.
- Anna Quindlen

The first kiss I had was the most disgusting thing in my life.
The girl injected about a pound of saliva into my mouth,
and when I walked away I had to spit it all out.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

You just have to believe in yourself when you've got something,
and just keep pounding on the door, because if you pound long enough,
somebody is going to open it.
- Cynthia Weil

The irony of our social group is that so often everyone feels this,
but there's no company whatsoever in that feeling.
Think of Pound's great emphasis, the way out is via the door.
- Robert Creeley

Was the crew well? Was I not? I had profited in many ways by the voyage.
I had even gained flesh, and actually weighed a pound
more than when I sailed from Boston.
- Joshua Slocum

Last night the United States dropped four 2,000 pound bombs on Saddam Hussein.
I don't know anything about explosives,
but, my God, do those things even need to explode?
- David Letterman

Last night I dreamt I ate a ten pound marshmallow.
When I woke up the pillow was gone.
- Tommy Cooper

When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help
is better than a pound of preaching.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

I was voted best-looking kid in high school but,
as you can see, things changed.
I used to say I was a 260 pound Woody Allen.
You can make that 295 pound now.
- James Gandolfini

One pound of uranium is worth about 3 million pounds worth of coal or oil.
- James Lovelock

I'm sort of in for a penny, in for a pound with Star Trek,
It's my life at this point.
To deny it would just be foolish.
- Jonathan Frakes

A general loathing of a gang or sect usually has some sound basis in instinct.
- Ezra Pound

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

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

Any general statement is like a check drawn on a bank.
Its value depends on what is there to meet it.
- Ezra Pound

When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly
balanced courses of action you should take -
choose the bolder.
- 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.
- Ezra Pound

I think most people read and re-read the things that they have liked.
That's certainly true in my case.
I re-read Pound a great deal, I re-read Williams,
I re-read Thomas, I re-read the people whom I cam to
love when I was at what you might call a formative stage.
- James Laughlin

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.
- Ezra Pound

Wars are made to make debt.
- Ezra Pound

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

Genius...
is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
- Ezra Pound

This league is getting big.
We have way more 300-pound guys than ever before.
That's not to say all the people in athletics who have died are 300-pound guys.
There are so many different reasons.
- Steve Mariucci

God doesn't go to jail for the pound of weed you got
caught going over the Laredo with -
even though he apparently has the knowledge,
power, and care to prevent it - you go to jail.
God passes go and the courts collect two hundred dollars.
- Stephen Evans

I guess the definition of a lunatic is a man surrounded by them.
- Ezra Pound

The worst mistake I made was that stupid,
suburban prejudice of anti-Semitism.
- Ezra Pound

People find ideas a bore because they do not distinguish
between live ones and stuffed ones on a shelf.
- Ezra Pound

Literature does not exist in a vacuum.
Writers as such have a definite social function exactly
proportional to their ability as writers.
This is their main use.
- Ezra Pound

To be clear, climate change is a true 800 pound gorilla in the room.
The effects of global warming threaten global environmental
upheaval over the coming century.
But for South Florida and the Everglades,
it could be our death knell if urgent action is not taken.
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz

The act of bell ringing is symbolic of all proselytizing religions.
It implies the pointless interference with the quiet of other people.
- Ezra Pound

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

I have never known anyone worth a damn who wasn't irascible.
- Ezra Pound

The law must be stable, but it must not stand still.
- Roscoe Pound

All great art is born of the metropolis.
- Ezra Pound

A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question.
Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
- Ezra Pound

If a nation's literature declines, the nation atrophies and decays.
- Ezra Pound

I just like to catch fish, I don't care if it weighs
half a pound or 10 pounds.
But I can't do a lot of casting.
I can work a jig or a worm.
But not for long, especially if the big ones are biting.
Those big bass will make it hurt after a while.
- Terry Bradshaw

Colloquial poetry is to the real art as the barber's
wax dummy is to sculpture.
- Ezra Pound

The image is more than an idea.
It is a vortex or cluster of fused ideas and is endowed with energy.
- Ezra Pound

Great literature is simply language charged with meaning
to the utmost possible degree.
- Ezra Pound

Technique is the test of sincerity.
If a thing isn't worth getting the technique to say,
it is of inferior value.
- Ezra Pound

When two men in business always agree,
one of them is unnecessary.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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

A man of genius has a right to any mode of expression.
- 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.
- Ezra Pound

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

Literature is news that stays news.
- Ezra Pound

I think there was a revolution in poetry,
associated chiefly with Eliot and Pound;
but maybe it is of the nature of revolutions or of
the nature of history that their innovations should
later come to look trivial or indistinguishable from technical tricks.
- Howard Nemerov

A great age of literature is perhaps always a great age of translations.
- Ezra Pound

Either move or be moved.
- Ezra Pound


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