Quotation by Ezra Pound

I guess the definition of a lunatic is a man surrounded by them.
Ezra Pound (1885–1972), U.S. poet, critic. Quoted in Charles Olson and Ezra Pound, Catherine Seelye (1975).

Said to poet and critic Charles Olson in 1945, when Olson visited Pound in Howard Hall, the institution for the criminally insane in which Pound was detained pending a judgment on his wartime broadcasts from Rome.
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