Pound's crazy. All poets are. They have to be. You don't put a poet like Pound in the loony bin.
If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.
Certainly it is valuable to a trained writer to crash in an aircraft which burns. He learns several important things very quickly. Whether they will be of use to him is conditioned by survival. Survival, with honor, that outmoded and all-important word, is as difficult as ever and as all-important to a writer.
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
DOB - July 21, 1899
James J. Corbett