Quotation by Ezra Pound

With one day's reading a man may have the key in his hands.
Ezra Pound (1885–1972), U.S. poet, critic. Canto 74, Pisan Cantos (1948).

In contrast, Pound had once confided to William Carlos Williams that, "It is not necessary to read everything in a book in order to speak intelligently of it," adding, "Don't tell everybody I said so." (Quoted in Williams' Kora in Hell (1920) p.13).
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