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

Related topics: Wisdom

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

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

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

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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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If I could believe the Quakers banned music because
church music is so damn bad,
I should view them with approval.
- Ezra Pound

Nothing written for pay is worth printing.
Only what has been written against the market.
- Ezra Pound

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

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

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

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

No verse is libre for the man who wants to do a good job.
- Ezra Pound

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

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

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

In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy,
just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries.
- 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

The jargon of sculptors is beyond me.
I do not know precisely why I admire a green granite female,
apparently pregnant monster with one eye going around a square corner.
- Ezra Pound

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

Wars are made to make debt.
- Ezra Pound

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

If a patron buys from an artist who needs money,
the patron then makes himself equal to the artist;
he is building art into the world; he creates.
- 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

If the poor overweight jogger only knew how far he
had to run to work off the calories in a crust of bread
he might find it better in terms of pound per mile
to go to a massage parlor.
- Christiaan Barnard

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

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

Either move or be moved.
- 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

I would also like to act, once in a while,
but not get up every morning at 5:30 or six o'clock
and pound into the studio and get home at 7:30 or eight o'clock at night,
or act over and over and over every night on Broadway,
either.
- Jackie Cooper

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

The former measured six feet and an inch in his stockings,
and, without a single pound of cumbrous flesh about him,
weighed a hundred and eighty.
The latter was an inch shorter than his rival,
and ten pounds lighter; but he was much the most active of the two.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

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

She loses 50 pounds in the film, and goes from fairly
sane to totally out of her mind.
So for the first part of the film I was wearing a 40 pound fat suit,
which is very, very uncomfortable.
But the worst part was the neck.
- Ellen Burstyn

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

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

Good writers are those who keep the language efficient.
That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear.
- Ezra Pound

The real trouble with war (modern war) is that it gives
no one a chance to kill the right people.
- Ezra Pound

I was pleased that two very disparate photographs,
two images that each worked in their own way had appealed
enough to other people for them to buy them.
I was also relieved they weren't the last ones purchased,
and that they sold for a pound more than the frame was worth.
- Graeme Le Saux

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


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