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Quotation by Ezra Pound
If the individual, or heretic, gets hold of some essential truth, or sees some error in the system being practised, he commits so many marginal errors himself that he is worn out before he can establish his point.
Ezra Pound (1885–1972), U.S. poet, critic. Interview in Writers at Work, Second Series, ed. George Plimpton (1963).
Pound was obliquely referring to his own experience, and his incarceration in an American mental institution for ten years following his arrest for treason in 1945.
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